1966-67 Warriors

Desert-Inyo League Champions
League Record: 12-1 (16-7 Overall)

The 1966-67 Warriors include, front row, l to r, Tom Powell, Wes Smith, Allen Austin, Dan Jackson, Wayne Hackett, Larry Mathews,
Rich Davies, standing, l to r, James Gooding (trainer), Brian Villalobos, Pete Hernandez, Jerry Gassaway, Tim Sanders,
Bob Cote, Dan Henderson, and Gary Nichols (Manager).

Warriors Capture First DIL Championship
MVP Sanders Leads Tehachapi To 12-1 Loop Record

In its tenth year since joining the Desert-Inyo League, Tehachapi captured its first league championship by finishing with a 12-1 league record. Fourth year coach Vic McElroy was led by a trio of tall and athletic front linemen including seniors Tim Sanders (6'4"), Bob Cote (6'3"), and junior Dan Henderson (6'3").

In the pre-league season, the Warriors were sluggish finishing with a 4-5 record. In the Tehachapi Tournament, the Warriors finished in 2nd place behind Quartz Hill. In the annual Kern County Tournament in Bakersfield, the Warriors lost their opening game to West High-Bakersfield, but came back to defeat both Kern Valley and McFarland, earning a consolation championship. Henderson was selected to the All-Tournament team, scoring 42 points in the tournament.

In league play, the Warriors caught fire winning nine games in a row (eleven straight including two pre-season games) before losing an emotional game to rival Mojave, 61-56, in Mojave. The Warriors finished out league play by winning their final three games. Tehachapi crushed Mojave, 63-41, in the first league game between the two schools played in Tehachapi. Tehachapi also whipped Boron, 68-49, in their only meeting of the year. Boron finished in second place in DIL play with a 10-3 mark.

Sanders led the Warriors in scoring in DIL play, averaging 15.9 points per game. For the season, Sanders led Tehachapi with 330 points scored, followed closely by Henderson with 308 points, and Cote with 252 points.

In the post-season CIF playoffs, the Warriors traveled to Ventura to meet Nordhoff of Ojai on the neutral court of Buena High School. In a tense battle, before a capacity crowd of 1,300 fans, Nordhoff edged the Warriors, 90-89, in three overtime periods. Henderson led the Warriors with a season high 36 point scoring effort. Nordhoff went on to win a CIF championship.

Cote and Sanders earned all-league 1st team honors while Henderson was recognized on the Honorable Mention team. Sanders also earned all-CIF 2nd team honors
in the A Division and was selected as the team Most Valuable Player by the coaching staff.

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Game-by-Game Results

Pre-Season Play
Dec 2Mojave 40 49HDan Henderson: 14 pts
Dec 3Trona 54 31HBob Cote: 20 pts
Dec 9Lone Pine ## 02 00HForfeit due to floods
Dec 10Quartz Hill (Lancaster) ## 45 46HDan Henderson: 15 pts
Dec 16Quartz Hill (Lancaster)  51 71ADan Henderson: 19 pts
Dec 17John F. Kennedy (Barstow) 70 82ABob Cote: 28 pts
Dec 19West High (Bakersfield) ## 43 61ATim Sanders: 24 pts
Dec 20Kern Valley (Lake Isabella) ##  65 48ATim Sanders: 20 pts
Dec 21McFarland ## 67 47ADan Henderson: 26 pts

Desert-Inyo League Play

Jan 6Lone Pine * 70 20HDan Henderson: 14 pts
Jan 7Trona * 57 38ATim Sanders: 16 pts
Jan 13Trona * 62 44HTim Sanders: 15 pts
Jan 14Bishop * 59 43ATim Sanders: 17 pts
Jan 20Paraclete (Lancaster) * 47 30ADan Henderson: 12 pts
Jan 21Mojave * 63 41HTim Sanders & Rich Davies: 11 pts
Jan 27Desert (Edwards AFB) * 63 41HTim Sanders: 30 pts
Jan 28Kern Valley (Lake Isabella) *  67 51ADan Henderson: 16 pts
Feb 3Boron * 68 49HTim Sanders: 23 pts
Feb 4Mojave * 56 61ATim Sanders: 23 pts
Feb 10Bishop * 65 47H Sanders, Cote, & Henderson: 13 pts
Feb 11Desert (Edwards AFB) * 65 44ABob Cote: 18 pts
Feb 17Rosamond * 77 48ADan Henderson: 18 pts

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

CIF Southern Section Playoffs

Feb 24Nordhoff (Ojai) 89 90ADan Henderson: 36 pts, 3 OT