Lady Warrior Basketball

Lady Warrior Sarah Breen looks to pass in first half action of the home opener for girls varsity basketball, Friday evening in the THS gym.
Breen finished the game with five points, two rebounds, three steals, and a pair of assists as the Lady Warriors defeated Wasco, 56-22.
Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News

Lady Warriors Trounce Wasco in SSL Opener

Posted by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News, on January 19, 2010

If Tehachapi wanted to make a statement to open up the league season this year, they made one in resounding fashion with a convincing 56-22 victory over Wasco.

Using even distribution throughout the entire contest, the Lady Warriors never trailed, building a 29-10 victory at halftime.

"Everyone got involved and our post players did a great job controlling the boards," said head coach Mark Bennett. "We just want to take it one game at a time and this was a good first step for us."

Nine players got in on the scoring for Tehachapi (9-7; 1-0 SSL), with Alyssa Cowee leading the way with a double-double (11 points and 12 rebounds).

Also contributing in the win was Kayley Duxbury with seven points, three rebounds and three steals, Bre Farinas with seven points, seven steals and three assists, and Summer Schwecke with eight points and 10 rebounds.

"We had some girls that couldn’t play tonight but the team as a whole really stepped up," added Bennett. "Especially Sarah (Breen). She did great in her first varsity game."

Breen was called up from the junior varsity ranks after a strong pre-season with the Braves, and contributed to the win with five points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Amanda Viselli also finished strong with six points, four rebounds and two steals, while Hannah Ricker had two points, four rebounds, two steals, and two assists.

Rachel Duff, who was named to the all-tourney Antelope Valley pre-season tournament earlier this year, finished her first league game of the year with five points, a game-high 13 rebounds, three steals and two assists.

"The girls played good defense and that will be the key for us in league this year," Bennett said. "We have a good team and we will continue to get better."