1960-61 Warriors

League Record: 3-9 (3-11 Overall)

The 1960-61 Warriors include, left to right, Leroy Ary, Steve Kromer, Louis Villacana, Dennis Jennings, Jim Kirkendoll,
Bill Mabery, Stan Beckham, Doug Bingham, and kneeling manager Billy Ary. The 1960-61 Warriors were coached by Chuck Ferrari.

Warriors Suffer Worst Losing Season Since World War II Era
Injuries and Disciplinary Issues Plague 1961 Team

Expectations were high for the 1960-61 Warriors with seven letterman returning from the 1959-60 team that won a school record 16 games and advanced deep into the CIF 1A playoffs. Opposing DIL coaches predicted the Warriors would win the DIL in 1961. However, a number of factors turned a promising season into a living nightmare.

First, a very successful Warrior football team played an extended season due to the playoffs, meaning a number of players got a late start for the basketball season.
Several early December basketball games were also canceled.

Secondly, junior center Jim Waters (6'3"), the leading scorer and rebounder from the 1959-60 team, was lost for the season due to an injury he suffered the second game of the season.

And finally, a number of players were lost both early in the season and later in the season due to scholastic and disciplinary reasons. A number of junior varsity players were brought up to the varsity team to complete the season. The end result was a three win season --- the worst season since the Warrior teams of the mid-1940's (World War II era).

In league play, the Warriors three wins were over Lone Pine and Kern Valley twice. Trona won the league championship with a final 11-1 record; Bishop and Desert tied for 2nd place at 9-3.

Guard Leroy Ary played the entire season and scored a team high 72 points in 12 league games. No Warriors were selected to the All-DIL team.

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Game-by-Game Results

Pre-Season Play
Dec 21Burroughs ## 33 45AMike Killingsworth: 12 pts
Dec 22Wasco ## 31 52AMike Killingsworth: 7 pts

Desert-Inyo League Play
Jan 6Mojave * 30 40HMike Killingsworth: 7 pts
Jan 7Bishop * 32 40AGerald Killingsworth: 15 pts
Jan 13Lone Pine * 50 46HLeroy Ary: 13 pts
Jan 14Trona * 20 24HMike Killingsworth: 6 pts
Jan 20Kern Valley (Lake Isabella) * 57 47HMike Killingsworth: 14 pts
Jan 21Desert (Edwards AFB) * 28 30HGerald Killingsworth: 9 pts
Jan 28Mojave * 47 49ADan Cronin: 10 pts
Feb 3Bishop * 29 59HStan Beckham: 9 pts
Feb 4Lone Pine * 29 41ASteve Kromer: 8 pts
Feb 10Trona * 29 42ADoug Bingham: 10 pts
Feb 11Kern Valley (Lake Isabella) * 33 15A
Feb 17Desert (Edwards AFB) * 48 66ALeroy Ary: 19 pts

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