The Lady Warriors were forced to postpone the tourney final against host Golden Valley in early December due to a Highway 58 closure, but the long awaited championship game proved to be golden for Mountain Basketball in a 40-35 victory over the Bulldogs last Thursday.
Tehachapi (13-4) avenged an earlier loss to Golden Valley in their first pre-season game of the year with a win in the tourney championship, led by all-tournament selections Alyssa Garcia and Dani Peacon.
Garcia went an astounding 22 for 23 at the free-throw line, finishing with 24 points and eight steals overall. Peacon added eight points and seven steals, while Shelby Ricker and Laney Ricker both drained three-pointers.
Leading in rebounds was Brooke Boyd and Kelsey Vance with six boards apiece, followed by Daisy Moran with five rebounds and Kelsey Vance with a bucket and four steals.
Last Tuesday, the Lady Warriors also recorded a 47-36 win on the road against Frontier.
Garcia was the leading scorer 24 points, with another stellar performance at the free throw line by going a perfect 11 for 11.
Other leaders included Leja Jakstaite with six points and six rebounds, Peacon with five points and four steals and Moran with four points and four rebounds. Noemi Lorenz and Lexi Garrett also recorded a rebound as well in the contest.
Mountain Basketball will start league play this week, with an away game against Highland on Thursday. The contest will start at 6:30 p.m.
Lady Braves defeat Rosamond and Frontier
Tehachapi rolled to a pair of wins over Rosamond, 30-10, and Frontier, 37-22, last week in basketball.
Angelika Kroeger had eight points, six steals, three rebounds and two blocks to lead the way against Rosamond. Una Abarquez also had six points, four rebounds and three steals and Rebecca Kirk had four points and seven rebounds. Other scorers in the game included America Sanchez and Fiona Ferry with four points each and Candra Hall and Brianna Mendez with two points apiece.
Ferry also had seven steals, Mendez had seven rebounds and three steals and Taylor Cummings and Brooke Langston combined for five rebounds and five steals.
Against Frontier, Kroeger had a double-double with 15 points and 13 steals, just missing out on a triple-double with nine rebounds.
Cummings also had a strong game with eight points and four rebounds, while Ferry had five steals and four points. Carissa Hall, Kirsten Medovitch, Kirk, Sanchez, Abarquez and Langston all combined for Tehachapi's other 10 points in the game.
Frontier wins close contest over Indians
In frosh-soph action, Tehachapi lost 18-13 to Frontier but had seven points from Shelby Hanzel and two points apiece from Jasmine Medovitch, Vanessa Swan and Emily Soto.
Soto also led the team in steals with four, while Hanzel had four rebounds.
Other Lady Indians recording rebounds were Madi Cornell, Brianna Revelle, Valerie Malcolm, Victoria Damian, Swan, Soto and Medovitch.