1971-72 Warriors

League Record: 10-6 (11-10 Overall)

The 1971-72 Warriors include, top row, left to right, Wayne Longcrier, Gary Warner, Charlie Jackson, Tony Goodspeed, Rick Madden, Kevin Cote, Bob Barnett,
front row, Mike Uli, David Hickey, Steve Minton, John Brooks, Dennis Smith, Mike Dickerson, and Nick Madden.

Warriors Finish 3rd In League Play
Gary Warner Named Team MVP

Under new coach Jerry Humpert, the 1971-72 Warriors captured 3rd place in the Desert-Inyo League (DIL) with a winning 10-6 record. The Warriors also erased a streak of three straight losing seasons, finishing 11-10 overall.

The Warriors used a playing rotation of 8-9 players in every game throughout the season, but the most consistent players were big men Gary Warner and Kevin Cote, forward Charlie Jackson, and guard John Brooks.

For Humpert, it would be his one and only season as the head coach of the Warrior program. Humpert left the Tehachapi area for a promotional opportunity at Cal State Bakersfield.

The Warriors began the season going 1-2 in the annual Rosamond Tournament, earning a victory over Owens Valley, 75-30. Lone Pine won the eight team tournament, with Jackson being selected to the All-Tournament team. In the Desert Tournament, the Warriors dropped two straight games to Lone Pine and Desert, but Jackson was again selected to the All-Tournament team.

In league play, the Warriors were in the hunt for a solid second place finish going into the final week of play. But Tehachapi dropped two of their final three league games to Lone Pine, 44-48, in overtime, and Mojave 64-65, to finish in 3rd place.

League champion Bishop finished with a final 15-1 record; Lone Pine and Mojave closed out the season with identical 12-4 records to tie for second place. The Warriors lost twice in league play to all three of these teams. Bishop, Lone Pine, and Mojave all advacned to the post season playoffs.

Warner, a senior, emerged as the leading scorer for the Warriors and one of the top team rebounders. Warner scored just over 200 points and averaged 11.0 points per game. A trio of juniors also had very successful seasons including Cote, another leading rebounder who averaged 9 points per game; Jackson averaged 9 points per game; and Brooks led the team in assists and averaged 8 points per game.

Warner was named to the All-DIL first team while Brooks was named to the Honorable Mention team. Warner was also named the Most Valuable Player of the 1971-72 team by the coaching staff.

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Game-by-Game Results

Non-League Play
Dec 2Paraclete (Lancaster) ## 28 35AKevin Cote: 5 pts
Dec 3Owens Valley ## 75 30AKevin Cote: 11 pts
Dec 4Mojave ## 43 47ACharlie Jackson: 12 pts
Dec 20Lone Pine ## 58 64ACharlie Jackson: 23 pts
Dec 21Desert (Edwards AFB) ##  38 55ACharlie Jackson: 13 pts

Desert-Inyo League Play
Dec 10Kern Valley (Lake Isabella) *  56 54AGary Warner: 24 pts
Dec 11Bishop * 36 54HKevin Cote: 8 pts
Dec 14Desert (Edwards AFB) * 81 79AKevin Cote: 20 pts
Jan 7Rosamond * 48 22HGary Warner: 14 pts
Jan 8Lone Pine * 37 58AGary Warner: 14 pts
Jan 14Trona * 46 35HKevin Cote: 14 pts
Jan 15Boron * 68 60AJohn Brooks: 17 pts
Jan 22Mojave * 58 75HGary Warner: 18 pts
Jan 23Rosamond * 57 41ACharlie Jackson: 14 pts
Jan 28Kern Valley (Lake Isabella) *  66 56HGary Warner: 14 pts
Jan 29Bishop * 46 50ACharlie Jackson: 13 pts
Feb 4Desert (Edwards AFB) * 68 52HJohn Brooks: 23 pts
Feb 10Boron * 56 51HKevin Cote: 12 pts
Feb 15Lone Pine * 44 48HRick Madden: 13 pts (OT)
Feb 17Trona * 55 47AJohn Brooks: 21 pts
Feb 18Mojave * 64 65ARick Madden: 16 pts

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