Wednesday, Feb 05 2014 06:00 AM

Lady Warriors split week in SEYL; THS overcomes North loss with Foothill win

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Alyssa Garcia scored 33 points this past week against North to become only the fifth Lady Warrior in team history to reach the 30-point mark in one game. Tehachapi lost to North 71-67, but ended the week with a win over Foothill, 44-33. Photo by Michael Duffy

Leja Jakstaite (in the white jersey, far left) reaches for a rebound in last Tuesday's game against North. Jakstaite had one of her best games of the season, recording a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Photo by Michael Duffy

America Sanchez eyes the defense in a jayvee game against North last week. The Lady Braves went on to defeat the Stars. Photo by Michael Duffy

The Lady Warriors suffered a setback in league last Tuesday with a 71-67 defeat to North, but rebounded with a road win over Foothill, 44-33.

Tehachapi (16-5; 3-1 SEYL) was led in scoring over Foothill by Alyssa Garcia, who had 15 points, along with five steals, three assists and three rebounds.

Brooke Boyd also had seven points and five rebounds, Kelsey Vance had six points and nine rebounds, Dani Peacon had eight rebounds and five assists, Brandi Davidson had five points and Leja Jakstaite had seven rebounds to highlight other efforts.

Against North, the Warriors went into halftime down 41-21, nearly pulling off a comeback by pulling within two points in the fourth quarter.

Mountain Basketball clawed their way back into the game with a big 29-14 third period, thanks in part to an impressive 33-point night by Garcia.

According to webmaster Vince Elizondo, Garcia's 33 points puts her in elite company, becoming only the fifth Lady Warrior in school history to reach the 30-point club.

Jana Smith (07-08) had 30 points against Arvin, Katie Avila (05-06) had 35 points in a pair of games over BHS and Wasco, Maura Smith (96-97) had 30 points against Wasco, and Kristy Pittard (86-87) had 30 points in a pair of games against McFarland and Desert and 32 points in a playoff game against Fillmore.

Along with the 33 points scored last Tuesday, Garcia also had three assists and three steals.

Other leaders against North included Leja Jakstaite, who had her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Daisy Moran also had seven points and six rebounds, Peacon had five points and Vance and Shelby Ricker each had four points.

The Warriors will next be in action in a home game against East this Thursday and a home game against Highland next Tuesday. Both games will start at 6:30 p.m.


The Lady Indians earned their second league victory of the season with a 24-16 win over Foothill.

Emily Soto and Vanessa Swan both had eight points, followed by Madi Cornell with four points, Victoria Damian with two points and Jasmine Medovitch and Shelby Hanzel with made free throws.

Medovitch also led the team in rebounds with nine, followed by Soto with five rebounds and Hanzel and Swan with four rebounds, apiece. Swan also had four steals.

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