Wednesday, Feb 12 2014 06:00 AM

At the league halfway mark; Ladies Basketball defeats East in SEYL contest

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After securing the ball on defense, Shelby Ricker was fouled as she attempted to dribble the ball out of the paint in last week's 62-20 victory over East. Ricker went to the free throw line and made one-of-two foul shots, finishing the game with eight points and five steals. Photo by Michael Duffy

Dani Peacon (No. 13) eyes the defense at the top of the key in a Southeast Yosemite League game against East last Thursday evening. Peacon had 13 points, six assists and six steals in the winning effort over the Blades. Photo by Michael Duffy

After falling to Garces to end the first round of SEYL play last Tuesday, the Lady Warriors rebounded with a 62-20 win over East, marking their fourth victory over the Blades this season.

Tehachapi (17-6; 4-2 SEYL) had a host of contributors in the game, with Alyssa Garcia leading the way with 15 points, five assists, four steals and three rebounds.

Dani Peacon also had a strong performance with 13 points, six assists and six steals, while Leja Jakstaite had eight points, six rebounds and three blocks and Shelby Ricker had eight points and five steals.

Kelsey Vance was the leader in rebounds on the night with nine, also contributing with four points. Brooke Boyd also had six rebounds, Daisy Moran five rebounds, and Brandi Davidson and Laney Ricker had five points apiece.

Earlier in the week, Tehachapi lost to Garces 68-46 despite 23 points, seven rebounds and five steals from Garcia. Vance also had seven rebounds and five points and Jakstaite and Moran had five rebounds each.

As a team, Tehachapi is currently the top team in the central section in free throw percentage, converting 235 of 367 free throws (64 percent). Garcia is the top player in free throw percentage in Central California, making 136 of 177 free throws (77 percent) so far this season.

The Lady Warriors will be in action again this Thursday at home against Foothill. The game will start at 6:30 p.m.


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