1965-66 Warriors

League Record: 9-4 (12-10 Overall)

The 1965-66 Warriors include, left to right, front row (kneeling) Wayne Hackett, John Bradley, Tom Powell, Armando Capetillo, Jim Herrera, Jim Blair, Lyle Stevens,
back row (standing) Jack Iriart, Ben Palmer, Tim Sanders, Bob Cote, Jerry Gassaway, Gilbert Parks, and Dan Jackson.

Warriors Finish 3rd In DIL Play
Sanders Garners MVP and All-DIL 1st Team Honors

Under third year coach Vic McElroy, the Warriors finished in 3rd place in DIL play with a final 9-4 record. Throughout the season, Tehachapi was led by juniors Tim Sanders (6'4") and Bob Cote (6'3"). The tall pivot men were joined by guards Wayne Hackett, Armando Capetillo, and forwards Lyle Stevens and Ben Palmer.

In the pre-league season, the Warriors participated in three tournaments. In the 1st Annual Tehachapi Tournament, the Warriors finished 1-1, losing to Quartz Hill and defeating Rosamond. Sanders was selected to the All-Tournament team. Lone Pine won the inaugural tournament.

In the annual Kern County Tournament in Bakersfield, the Warriors were knocked out early dropping games to both McFarland and Kern Valley. The Warriors also had a tough time in the annual Desert Tournament, winning 1 and losing 2. Sanders was again selected to the All-Tournament team at Edwards AFB scoring 45 points in three games against Trona, Boron, and Big Bear.

In league play, the Warriors had a strong season but lost twice to eventual league champion Bishop. Tehachapi also lost games to Lone Pine and Trona. Sanders scored 250 points in league competition averaging 16.1 points per game; Cote added 166 points for a 12.9 game average. Cote also led the team in rebounding.

Sanders was selected as the team Most Valuable Player and also earned 1st team All-DIL honors. Cote was selected on the All-DIL Honorable Mention team.

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Game-by-Game Results

Pre-Season Play
Dec 3Quartz Hill (Lancaster) ##   36 40H
Dec 4Rosamond ## 49 37H
Dec 10Mojave 46 54ATim Sanders: 19 pts
Dec 17John F. Kennedy (Barstow) 51 44HTim Sander: 29 pts (OT)
Dec 20McFarland ## 36 66ALyle Stevens & Ben Palmer: 8 pts
Dec 21Kern Valley ## 46 50ATim Sanders: 12 pts
Dec 27Trona ## 33 49ATim Sanders: 12 pts
Dec 28Boron ## 68 45ABob Cote: 25 pts
Dec 29Big Bear ## 37 48ATim Sanders: 18 pts

Desert-Inyo League Play

Jan 7Boron * 47 42ATim Sanders: 18 pts
Jan 14Desert (Edwards AFB) * 64 46HTim Sanders: 20 pts
Jan 15Rosamond * 62 47A
Jan 21Bishop * 45 46HBob Cote: 18 pts
Jan 22Lone Pine * 40 42ATim Sanders: 15 pts
Jan 28Paraclete (Lancaster) * 45 42ATim Sanders: 16 pts
Jan 29Kern Valley (Lake Isabella) *   60 57H
Feb 4Trona * 31 57AArmando Capetillo: 8 pts
Feb 5Rosamond * 87 61HArmando Capetillo: 24 pts
Feb 11Bishop * 46 70ABob Cote: 15 pts
Feb 12Mojave * 52 31HTim Sanders: 19 pts
Feb 18Desert (Edwards AFB) * 59 53ATim Sanders: 25 pts
Feb 19Paraclete (Lancaster) * 58 37HTim Sanders: 25 pts

## Tehachapi Tournament     ## Kern County Tournament     ## Desert Tournament     * Denotes League Game