Saturday, Feb 02 2013 04:05 PM

THS basketball narrowly lose to SEYL frontrunners

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Warrior Dalton Scaggs is double teamed as he sets to pass the ball in action at home against the Rams. Scaggs finished the week with 18 points in two games, including 13 in the game at East High.

Braves coach Bruce Schkade and several members of the THS junior varsity team react after defeating Garces, 64-62, in double overtime.

Even though both games ended up as loses, the Warriors made their presence known as one of the top teams in Kern County in a pair of games against Garces and East.

Tehachapi (11-12; 3-3 SEYL) lost to Garces 76-65 and East 65-58, holding halftime leads in both games before both SEYL foes surged for wins in the second half.

Mountain Basketball led 31-23 at halftime and 44-37 at the end of the third quarter against East before the Blades came back behind Division I 6 foot 8 prospect Fatai Eke, who finished with 22 points.

The Warriors had four players that scored in double figures against East, with Dalton Scaggs leading the team with 13 points and Jonny Saavedra, Ryan Flick and Isaiah Johnson each contributing with 10 points.

Against Garces, Johnson was on fire with a team leading 26 points, while Scaggs had 18 points.

Chris Llamas also had six points, Caeleb Roney and Flick had five points and Dakota Medovitch had four points against the Rams.
The Warriors will have another home game this Wednesday against Highland and go on the road against North on Friday.
Junior Varsity

The Braves played in one of the most exciting games of the season last week, winning a double-overtime thriller over Garces, 64-62.
Nick Madden finished with 18 points while Mikey Phillips had 17 points and Phil Baquerizo 14 points to lead the scoring.

Phillips had a game tying three pointer with two seconds remaining in the first overtime to send the game into the second overtime period.
Thomas Blewett also scored in double figures with 12 points, while Ryan Kelly, Ryan Hanzel and Jacob Gonzales combined for six points.
Later in the week, Tehachapi (8-9; 5-2 SEYL) had a close 41-39 loss to East.

Madden led the team with 20 points, followed by Baquerizo with 10 points and Phillips with seven points.

The Indians notched two more wins against SEYL opponents with a 25-22 win over Garces and a 39-31 win over East.
Jacob Burt had nine points in both games to lead Tehachapi (6-6; 4-2 SEYL) in scoring.

Against Garces, Daniel Wight had eight points and Gilbert Gutierrez had four points, while Bryan Cotta, Lars Olofson and Daniel Viselli accounted for four total points.

In the win over East, Jack Salzman, Preston Terle, Noah Whitlach, Parker Terle, Wight, Cotta and Gutierrez all combined for 30 points.

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