Saturday, Jan 19 2013 01:38 PM

Warriors throttle Yosemite in home debut

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Warrior Nathan Hedberg was fouled as he drove for a layup in round ball action against Yosemite on Jan.12. Hedberg scored six points overall in the contest, helping Tehachapi defeat Yosemite in a solid 65-34 victory. Photo by Michael Duffy

Leading the Warriors in scoring Jonny Saavedra, #11 dribbles past a Badger in the first home game of the season. Saavedra scored eight points for the Warriors. Photo by Michael Duffy

The Warriors jumped out to a 40-9 halftime lead en route to a convincing home victory over Yosemite, 65-34.

The game marked the first time that Tehachapi (9-10; 1-1 SEYL) had a home contest this season, with 11 basketball players scoring in the game.

Ryan Flick and Chris Llamas both led the team in scoring with 11 points each, followed by Dalton Scaggs and Jonny Saavedra each with eight points, Isaiah Johnson with seven points and Nathan Hedberg with six points.

Caeleb Roney, Dakota Medovitch, Steven Cross, Andrew Baquerizo and Micah Fjeld all combined for 14 points to round out the rest of the scoring.

The Warriors also started league this past week, dropping a 64-40 decision to East and surging back to win a 76-67 contest over Highland last Friday.

Against Highland, Mountain Basketball had 10 three pointers in the victory, led by Chris Llamas with 20 points and three long distance connections.

Scaggs had 19 points, Saavedra nine points, and Isaiah Johnson eight points, with all players connecting on two three pointers each. Ryan Flick also had 12 points, followed by Caeleb Roney with five points and Dakota Medovitch with four points.

Flick was the high scorer in the loss against East with 10 points.
Mountain Basketball will be in action again this Wednesday night at home against North and on the road at Foothill on Friday.
Junior Varsity

After dropping their league opener to East 61-30, the Braves bounced back last Friday to defeat Highland 70-24.

Nick Madden had 25 points, four steals and three blocks to lead the win over the Scots, while Thomas Blewett had 22 points in the victory.
In the defeat against East, Madden had 16 points and four steals.

Tehachapi (5-8; 1-1 SEYL) also had a 60-19 win over Yosemite earlier this month, with Madden leading the team with 10 points in the win.
Other leaders in the victory over the Badgers included Ryan Hanzel, Andy Smith and Blewett each with nine points, Phil Baquerizo with six points, and Brandon Ursua with five points.

Roman Nathan also had three points and three assists, and Nathan Collier and Garrett Billings each had a basket.

The Indians (3-5; 1-1 SEYL) lost a close contest to East 38-35 to start the week, but came back to defeat Highland 47-36 last Friday afternoon.

Jacob Burt had nine points and Gilbert Gutierrez seven points to lead the win over Highland. Daniel Wight, Noah Whitlach, Preston Terle, Parker Terle, Sage Voda, Jake Walters and Bryan Cotta all scored in the game as well, combining for 22 points.

Burt was the high scorer in the loss against East, scoring 15 points. Daniel Viselli also had five points and Jack Salzman recorded two points over the Blades.

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