1975-76 Warriors

League Record: 11-2 (19-6 Overall)

The 1975-76 Warriors include, left to right, Steve Guenther, Mark Grantham, Chet Bowles, Joe Verdugo, Vince McLaughlin, Kevin Reeder,
Jeff Line, Ken Booker, Mark Anthony, Scott Shelton, Kent Perkins, unknown, and Jon Morris.

Warriors Finish 2nd Behind Perennial Champ Bishop
Anthony and Booker 1976 Co-MVP's

Under fourth year coach Bill Carll, the 1975-76 Warriors placed second in the Desert-Inyo League with an 11-2 record. The Warriors also enjoyed their fifth consecutive winning season posting an overall 19-6 record.

Throughout the season, the Warriors were led by guards Vince McLaughlin, John Morris, and Kent Perkins; and strong forwards Ken Booker (6'2"), Mark Anthony (6'2"), Kevin Reeder, and Jeff Line.

During the pre-league season, the Warriors had a tremendous December finishing with an 8-3 record. The Warriors won the championship of the annual Rosamond Tournament, defeating Paraclete, Boron, and host Rosamond in the finals, 55-46. Anthony was named the MVP of the tourney while Booker and Line joined him on the All-Tournament team. Anthony scored 43 points in the three games to lead the Warriors.

In the Bishop round-robin classic, the Warriors defeated Fillmore, 73-57, and lost to Santa Paula, 60-48. The Santa Paula loss was the first in seven games for the Warriors.

At the Desert Tournament, the Warriors won 1 and lost 2. Tehachapi lost to Paraclete, ripped Lone Pine, and then lost to Boron. No Warriors were selected to the All-Tournament team.

In other December 1975 games, Tehachapi defeated Bishop; topped Shafter 59-57 in overtime; and beat Paraclete, 59-57.

In league play, the biggest win of the season was on February 10 in Bishop, as the Warriors defeated the Broncos, 60-58. It was the first loss in league play by Bishop, and the second time the Warriors had defeated the Broncos this season. Booker and Morris scored 14 points apiece to lead the Warriors.

Unfortunately for Tehachapi, they dropped two games early in the season to underdogs Rosamond and Desert. Bishop finished at 12-1; Tehachapi placed 2nd at 11-2; and Desert was 3rd at 9-4.

Sporting a 10 game winning streak, the Warriors advanced to the 1A playoffs traveling to Van Nuys to challenge Montclair Prep (19-4). In double overtime, the Warriors lost a 57-56 game, despite the 9 point scoring efforts of Booker, McLaughlin, and Perkins.

For the season, Booker led the Warriors in scoring with 274 points (25 games) for a 11.0 game average. Anthony scored 271 points (25 games) for a 10.9 average. Booker and Anthony were selected to the all-DIL 1st team while Perkins was an Honorable Mention selection.

Booker and Anthony were selected the Co-MVP's of the team by the coaching staff.

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Game-by-Game Results

Pre-League Play
Dec 2Bishop 48 40HMark Anthony, Ken Booker, & Kent Perkins: 12 pts
Dec 4Paraclete (Lancaster) ## 54 41AMark Anthony: 14 pts
Dec 5Boron ## 50 36AMark Anthony & Jeff Line: 15 pts
Dec 6Rosamond ## 55 46AMark Anthony: 14 pts
Dec 9Shafter 59 57AMark Anthony: 18 pts (OT)
Dec 12Fillmore ## 73 57AMark Anthony: 19 pts
Dec 13Santa Paula ## 48 60AVince McLaughlin: 11 pts
Dec 15Paraclete (Lancaster) 59 57HKen Booker: 17 pts
Dec 18Paraclete (Lancaster) ## 48 51AKen Booker: 14 pts
Dec 19Lone Pine ## 42 30AMark Anthony: 13 pts
Dec 20Boron ## 33 43AKen Booker: 8 pts

Desert-Inyo League Play

Jan 6Boron * 58 39HKent Perkins: 16 pts
Jan 9Rosamond * 43 50AKen Booker: 16 pts
Jan 13Desert (Edwards AFB) * 45 46HKen Booker: 16 pts
Jan 16Mojave * 60 46AMark Anthony: 18 pts
Jan 23Trona * 65 42AKent Perkins: 18 pts
Jan 24Mammoth * 67 38HMark Anthony: 16 pts
Jan 27Mojave * 73 51HMark Anthony: 17 pts
Jan 30Desert (Edwards AFB) * 47 40AMark Anthony & Ken Booker: 12 pts
Feb 3Rosamond * 65 41HKent Perkins: 16 pts
Feb 6Boron * 69 53AMark Anthony: 13 pts
Feb 10Bishop * 60 58AKen Booker & Jon Morris: 14 pts
Feb 17Kern Valley (Lake Isabella) * 67 51HKen Booker: 19 pts
Feb 21Lone Pine * 63 38AKen Booker & Mark Anthony: 12 pts

## Rosamond Tournament     ## Bishop Tournament      ## Desert Tournament     * League Game

CIF Southern Section 1A Playoffs

Feb 27Montclair Prep (Van Nuys) 56 57ABooker, Perkins, & McLaughlin: 9 pts (2 OT)