1969-70 Warriors

League Record: 5-8 (9-13 Overall)

The 1969-70 Warriors include, front row, left to right, Sam Girado, Mike Johnston, Chuck Raulston, Greg Alvarez, Mike Uli,
back row, Bob Barnett, Bill Mills, Mike Lussenden, Joaquin Gaeta, Rick Gary, Russ Ary, Wayne Longcrier, Larry Morphis, Vic Capetillo, and Bob Warner.
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Warriors Suffer Second Straight Losing Season
Center Bob Warner Named Team MVP

Under veteran coach Vic McElroy, the Warriors suffered a second straight losing season finishing 5-8 in Desert-Inyo League (DIL) play and 9-13 overall for the season.

In the pre-league season, the Warriors finished with a 4-5 record. In the 6th annual Tehachapi Tournament, the Warriors finished in 3rd place with a 1-1 record, with 6'3" center Bob Warner named to the all-tourney team. In the annual Kern County Tournament, Tehachapi won 1 and lost 1; and in the Desert Tournament, the Warriors went 1-2.

In league play, the Warriors best win was a 37-35 upset over Desert; guard Russ Ary led Tehachapi with 19 points. The Scorpions finished the season in 2nd place (11-2), advancing to the CIF playoffs. The DIL was won by Trona with a perfect 13-0 record. The Tornadoes advanced to the CIF 1A finals, losing to Harvard, 54-52, and finishing the season with a 29-1 record.

Throughout the season, the Warriors were consistently led by seniors Warner and Ary. Warner led the team in scoring and rebounding. Warner scored 122 points in non-league games, and 159 points in league play, for a 281 point total. Warner finished the season with a 12.8 points per game average, and was named the team MVP.

No Warriors were selected on the all-DIL team in 1969-70.

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Game-by-Game Results

Pre-Season Play
Dec 5Quartz Hill JV's (Lancaster) 50 45ABob Warner: 20 pts
Dec 12Lone Pine ## 47 48HBob Warner: 12 pts
Dec 13Mojave ## 67 33HBob Warner: 17 pts
Dec 16John F. Kennedy (Barstow) 39 67HRuss Ary: 13 pts
Dec 20Monache (Porterville) ## 45 40ABob Warner: 17 pts.
Dec 22McFarland ## 33 65ABob Warner: 8 pts
Dec 26Trona ## 52 79ASam Girado: 12 pts
Dec 27Bishop ## 53 57ABob Warner: 13 pts
Dec 29Mojave ## 65 60ARuss Ary: 26 pts

Desert-Inyo League Play

Jan 9Paraclete (Lancaster) * 50 63HSam Girado: 14 pts
Jan 10Desert (Edwards AFB) * 41 61AMike Lussenden: 14 pts
Jan 13Mojave * 65 50ABob Warner: 23 pts
Jan 16Trona * 26 36HRuss Ary: 9 pts
Jan 20Desert (Edwards AFB) * 37 35HRuss Ary: 19 pts
Jan 23Paraclete (Lancaster) * 38 47ABob Warner: 13 pts
Jan 30Bishop * 44 52HRuss Ary: 12 pts
Jan 31Rosamond * 64 53ARuss Ary: 13 pts
Feb 6Kern Valley * 60 65ALarry Morphis: 16 pts
Feb 7Boron * 44 53HMike Lussenden: 13 pts
Feb 14Lone Pine * 56 32HRick Gary: 14 pts
Feb 18Bishop * 53 62AMike Lussenden: 19 pts
Feb 21Rosamond * 53 35ABob Warner: 24 pts

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