2013-14 Warriors Basketball

Caelab Roney #22 leaps for a rebound during Tehachapi's 61-54 loss against Stockdale at the Lloyd Williams Kern County Shootout Tournament
in Bakersfield last week. Roney was the leading scorer against the Mustangs with 15 points. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

THS Competes in Kern County Shootout
Warriors Defeat West and Monache

Posted by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News, on December 18, 2013

Mountain Basketball took on some of the top teams in the Central Section last week in the Lloyd Williams -- Kern Schools Federal Credit Union Shootout at North High School.

Tehachapi (6-3) opened up the tournament with a 63-57 win over West and closed the weekend with a 66-59 victory over Monache for seventh place overall.

In last Saturday's win over Monache, Isaiah Johnson was the leading scorer on the afternoon with 29 points, including three three-pointers and a perfect 4-4 at the free throw line.

The Warriors were down 23-14 in the second quarter against Monache when Johnson and Jonny Saavedra nailed back-to-back three pointers to cut the deficit. Micah Fjeld and Johnson then registered two consecutive layups in the final minute of the second quarter to help the Warriors go up at halftime, 27-25.

Mountain Basketball extended their lead to as much as 12 points in the second half to coast to the victory. Jonny Saavedra finished with 18 points, followed by Caeleb Roney with seven points and Chris Llamas with five points.

In the victory over West to open the tournament, Johnson was the leading scorer with 24, followed by Roney with 11 points, Saavedra with 10 points, Nathan Hedberg with eight points and Fjeld with seven points.

The Warriors also had two losses in the tournament to Stockdale (61-54) and Bakersfield (60-46). Roney was the leading scorer against Stockdale with 15 points and Johnson had a team-high 17 points against the Drillers.

For his efforts, Johnson was named to the all-tournament team, having also been named all-tourney in the Roadrunner Classic at Rosamond earlier this month.

In other team news, according to THS coach Chris Olofson, Nick Madden is scheduled to have an MRI within the next few weeks to assess the extent of a knee injury suffered in the final game of the Roadrunner Classic. The Warriors were scheduled to play against Paraclete for the tourney championship on Dec. 14, but the game was cancelled due to inclement weather. A makeup date for the tourney title is unlikely.

Mountain Basketball will be back in action again on Monday, Dec. 30 against Bakersfield Christian in the Garces Tournament. The game against BCHS will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Garces High Gym.

Isaiah Johnson #5 was named to the all-tournament team with a team high 77 points scored in four games.
Above, Johnson attempts to get past a Mustang defender in the first half while Micah Fjeld #32 provides a screen at the top of the key.
Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Ladies Take 3rd Place
At Kiwanis Tourney In Shafter

Posted by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News, on December 18, 2013

The Lady Warriors went 3-1 in basketball action last weekend, finishing with a 48-37 victory over host Shafter to take third place honors in the Kiwanis Tournament.

Alyssa Garcia was the leading scorer in the game with 14 points, including 7-8 at the free throw line. Garcia also had eight steals and five rebounds in the win.

Other leaders included Daisy Moran with four points and eight rebounds, Brooke Boyd with four points and five rebounds, Shelby Ricker with seven points and four rebounds and Kelsey Vance with eight points and five rebounds.

Earlier in the tournament, Tehachapi (6-3) avenged their playoff loss to Hanford West in last year's Division III semifinals with 39-27 victory over the Huskies. Tehachapi also defeated North, 37-32 and suffered their only loss of the tournament in a 65-26 loss against Centennial.

Against Hanford West, the Lady Warriors darted out to a 17-9 first quarter lead behind 11 points from Shelby Ricker and nine points and four steals from Garcia. Brandi Davidson had a solid all-around game with four points, six rebounds and three steals. Lexi Garrett was the third-leading scorer on the evening with six points.

In the win over North, Garcia had 17 points and six steals, Dani Peacon had 11 points and five rebounds and Lexi Garrett had five points and three rebounds. Peacon was the leading scorer in the loss against Centennial with 11 points, while Moran had four points and a team leading six rebounds.

The Lady Warriors will be in action again this weekend in the Arvin Holiday Showcase, with a game scheduled this Friday against Kennedy-Delano at 4:40 p.m. at Sunset Middle School. Mountain Basketball will have another tournament game this Saturday against East at 11:40 a.m., also at Sunset Middle School.