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Saturday, Jan 19 2013 01:19 PM

Lady Warriors take league openers against East and Highland

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THS freshman Dani Peacon drives through a blocking Badger in a 47-36 victory over Yosemite earlier this month. Peacon finished the game with six points and three assists. Photo by Michael Duffy

Lady Warrior Danielle Simpson logged 12 points and 10 rebounds in the final non-league game of the season against Yosemite.

It's been a good start so far for Mountain Basketball in the East Yosemite League with a pair of victories over East 74-8 and Highland 62-26.

The Lady Warriors controlled the game against Highland from the opening tip, with three Lady Warriors scoring in double figures to secure the victory.

Rheanna Cowee was the high scorer with 14 points, followed by Dani Peacon with 11 points and Danielle Simpson with 10 points. Alyssa Garcia also had nine points and Briana Gutierrez seven points, with both ladies also recording three-pointers.

Against East, every Lady Warrior in uniform was able to score at least one basket in the victory. Garcia led the team with 12 points and Peacon and Kayla Trevino each had 10 points in the win.

Simpson and Cowee both combined for eight points, while Cowee led the team in rebounding with 15 recorded. Briana Gutierrez, Brooke Hurt, Cedar Parrott, Kelsey Vance, Lexi Garrett, Alexis Schoenberg and Simpson rounded out the scoring with a combined 28 points.
Trevino also had five steals and seven rebounds, while Peacon led the team with five assists.

Tehachapi (15-3; 2-0 SEYL) also had a win in their final pre-season game of the season earlier this month with a 47-36 victory over Yosemite, marking the first time that the Lady Warriors have beaten the perennial central section power Badgers.

Garcia led the team in scoring with 23 points, including four three pointers and seven rebounds. Simpson recorded a double-double 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Cowee had a team-high 15 rebounds in the win.

Up next Tehachapi will take on North on the road this Wednesday and host Foothill at home on Friday in the THS gym. Both games will start at 7 p.m.
 
Junior Varsity

The Lady Braves moved their record to 12-1 (2-0 SEYL) with a pair of resounding victories to open league last week.

Tehachapi defeated East 39-4 and Highland 44-5, while also defeating Yosemite in their final preseason game earlier this month, 28-13.
Against Highland, Brandi Davidson had 12 points and Angelika Kroeger and Shelby Ricker seven points apiece to lead the team.

Kiera Peck, Daisy Moran, Madeleine Cass, Liza Sanchez, Brooke Langston and Cozette Kenyon combined for 14 points in the win over East.

Against Yosemite, Leja Jakstaite was the high scorer with eight points scored.
 
Freshmen

The Lady Indians (4-3; 1-1 SEYL) rolled to a 35-8 win over East and lost a close 18-14 decision over Highland in SEYL play last week.
Against East, Tessa Watts led the team with 17 points, Taylor Cummings had six points and Carissa Hall, Brianna Mendez and Kirsten Medovitch had four points each.

Carissa Hall led the team in rebounds with six and Montana Frey was credited with a  team-high four steals.

Alex Caballero and Frey were also tied for the team lead in assists with two apiece.

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