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Wednesday, Dec 18 2013 06:00 AM

THS competes in KSFCU shootout Mountain Basketball defeats West and Monache

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Isaiah Johnson (No. 5) was named to the all-tournament team with a team high 77 points scored in four games. Above, Johnson attempts to get past a Mustang defender in the first half while Micah Fjeld (No. 32) provides a screen at the top of the key.

Caelab Roney (No. 22) leaps for a rebound during Tehachapi�s 61-54 loss against Stockdale at the Lloyd Williams � KSFCU Shootout Tournament in Bakersfield last week. Roney was the leading scorer against the Mustangs with 15 points.

Dakota Medovitch looks for an open player in a KSFCU Shootout Tournament game against Stockdale last week. Medovitch finished the game with nine points. The Warriors defeated West 63-57 and Monache 66-59 to take seventh place in the tourney.

Mountain Basketball took on some of the top teams in the Central Section last week in the Lloyd Williams -- Kern Schools Federal Credit Union Shootout at North High School.

Tehachapi (6-3) opened up the tournament with a 63-57 win over West and closed the weekend with a 66-59 victory over Monache for seventh place overall.

In last Saturday's win over Monache, Isaiah Johnson was the leading scorer on the afternoon with 29 points, including three three-pointers and a perfect 4-4 at the free throw line.

The Warriors were down 23-14 in the second quarter against Monache when Johnson and Jonny Saavedra nailed back-to-back three pointers to cut the deficit. Micah Fjeld and Johnson then registered two consecutive layups in the final minute of the second quarter to help the Warriors go up at halftime, 27-25.

Mountain Basketball extended their lead to as much as 12 points in the second half to coast to the victory. Jonny Saavedra finished with 18 points, followed by Caeleb Roney with seven points and Chris Llamas with five points.

In the victory over West to open the tournament, Johnson was the leading scorer with 24, followed by Roney with 11 points, Saavedra with 10 points, Nathan Hedberg with eight points and Fjeld with seven points.

The Warriors also had two losses in the tournament to Stockdale (61-54) and Bakersfield (60-46). Roney was the leading scorer against Stockdale with 15 points and Johnson had a team-high 17 points against the Drillers.

For his efforts, Johnson was named to the all-tournament team, having also been named all-tourney in the Roadrunner Classic at Rosamond earlier this month.

In other team news, according to THS coach Chris Olofson, Nick Madden is scheduled to have an MRI within the next few weeks to assess the extent of a knee injury suffered in the final game of the Roadrunner Classic. The Warriors were scheduled to play against Paraclete for the tourney championship on Dec. 14, but the game was cancelled due to inclement weather. A makeup date for the tourney title is unlikely.

Mountain Basketball will be back in action again on Monday, Dec. 30 against Bakersfield Christian in the Garces Tournament. The game against BCHS will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Garces High Gym.

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