The Lady Warriors opened their first game of the season by sporting an 11-point lead at halftime, but the lead vanished in the fourth quarter in an eventual 47-43 loss to Golden Valley last Tuesday evening in Bakersfield.
Senior guard Alyssa Garcia shot 50 percent from the field, closing out the contest with 18 points, three three-pointers and 3-3 at the free throw line in the losing effort.
Dani Peacon, the Lady Warriors' sophomore point guard, also added seven points, while Shelby Ricker was the leading rebounder with eight boards and chipping in with five points.
Laney Ricker and Kayla Trevino had three steals each, Kelsey Vance had seven rebounds, and Leja Jakstaite and Brooke Boyd each had five rebounds. Brandi Davidson also added three points, all from the free throw line, and led the team with two assists.
Tehachapi (0-1) will look to bounce back this Tuesday in an away game against Burroughs Ridgecrest. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
The Lady Warriors will also return to Golden Valley for a pre-season tournament this Wednesday through Friday, with games scheduled against East (Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.), West (Thursday at 5:30 p.m.) and Bakersfield High (Friday at 4 p.m.).
The Lady Braves won their season opener last week against Golden Valley, outscoring the Bulldogs in all four quarters en route to a 29-14 victory.
Eight Tehachapi players scored in the contest, with Angelika Kroeger leading the way with five points, seven steals, four rebounds and three assists.
Other scorers included Una Abarquez, Brianna Mendez, America Sanchez and Carissa Hall each with four points, Fiona Ferry and Kirsten Medovitch with three points apiece, and Brooke Langston with two points.
Abarquez was the rebounding leader with five boards and Rebecca Kirk and Ferry each had four steals.
The Braves were in action again Tuesday at Burroughs. That game was played after the deadline for this week's edition.