Warrior Basketball

Warrior Nick Phillips #24 goes in for a layup against Arvin in SSL action
earlier this season. The Warriors enter the valley playoffs this week traveling
to Foothill-Bakersfield in the first round. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News

Warrior Varsity Teams Enter
DIII Playoff Action This Week

Posted by thswarriors.com, on February 20, 2011

Both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams at Tehachapi High School will enter the 2011 Central Section Division III post-season playoffs this week with games on the road.

The Warriors (14-12; 8-2) earned a #9 seed and will travel to #8 Foothill-Bakersfield Wednesday night, February 23, for a 7 pm contest. The Warriors are coming off a 2nd place finish in the South Sequoia League behind league champion Bakersfield Christian. Tehachapi has been led this season by junior Cory Lange with a 19.5 points per game average.

Foothill counters with senior guard #22 Justin Leathers at 22 points per game. The Trojans finished in 2nd place in the Southeast Yosemite League behind the champion East High Blades.

The Tehachapi-Foothill winner will meet the winner of #1 seed Hoover-Fresno (20-6; 10-0) and #16 seed Sanger High on Friday, February 25. Hoover was the champion of the North Yosemite League.

The Lady Warriors of first year head coach Mark Bennett were also seeded #9 and will travel to #8 Delano on Tuesday, February 22. Tehachapi (15-11; 8-2) finished the season in 2nd place behind Shafter High. The Lady Warriors have been led this season by Paige Bennett who is sporting a fine 11.8 points per game average.

Delano (15-8; 11-4) finished in 3rd place in the tough East Yosemite League behind Tulare Union and Monache-Porterville.

The Tehachapi-Delano winner will meet the winner of #1 seed Tulare (21-3; 14-2) and #16 Cesar Chavez.