Warrior Basketball

League Champion Warriors
Get All-SSL honors

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

It was good news and bad news for the Warriors basketball team in the All-SSL selections this past month.

The bad news, Tehachapi (21-8; 9-1 SSL) did not get any votes to the second team squad. But the rationale for that oversight led to the good news, which was that all five athletes earning awards for Tehachapi were good enough for the first team.

Dougan Patience, Jordan Beardsley, Cory Lange, Christian Torres and Robert Siegmund were all named to the first team All-SSL, while honorable mention honors went to Corey Torres and Travis Farewell, who were instrumental in helping Tehachapi to a league championship.

Corey Torres had a solid senior year, finishing with 6.8 points per game and 13 three-pointers, while also connecting on two-thirds of his foul shots and a leader in assists with 56. Farewell was among the team leaders in rebounds with 45 along with eight recorded steals.

Below is a breakdown of All-SSL first team selections for Tehachapi.

Jordan Beardsley - Senior

Also selected as the co-most valuable player, few players in the league matched the heart and tenacity of Beardsley. The senior standout played through a portion of the season with injury and still led the team in points (383) and rebounds (191), averaging 13.2 points per game, recording 48 steals and 22 assists.

Dougan Patience - Senior

A strong emotional leader, Patience's contributions over the course of the season landed him co-MVP honors with Beardsley. On the court, the senior displayed some of the best ball handling skills as well as a lethal all-around scoring game. Patience was second on the team in scoring with 13.0 points per game, collecting 377 total points on the year, 36 three-pointers, 67 assists, 44 steals and 132 rebounds.

Robert Siegmund - Senior

Siegmund was often called upon to provide a bruising presence in the paint, with his contributions securing 5.7 rebounds per game on the year as well as 6.6 points per game. The senior also had 25 assists and 28 steals, and was a threat with his outside shot, collecting 11 three-pointers over a 29-game span.

Christian Torres - Senior

Mr. Automatic, no player in Kern County was almost a sure-lock from outside range like Christian Torres. One of the best shooters of all-time for Tehachapi, Torres had an amazing 94 percent foul shooting percentage, as well as 12.1 points per game and a team leading 85 three pointers (three per game). Torres also had a team-leading 88 assists, as well as 42 rebounds and 24 steals.

Cory Lange - Sophomore

Voted the 'rookie of the year' for the South Sequoia League, many coaches felt Lange was also a MVP candidate despite only his second year on the varsity court. Lange was the consummate complete player, including a handful of fast break dunks over the season. The sophomore finished his first full varsity season with 10.6 points per game, 85 assists, 113 rebounds, and a team leading 49 steals.