Wednesday, Jan 22 2014 06:00 AM

THS Basketball takes out Frontier; Warriors pull away in fourth quarter to defeat Titans

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Dakota Medovitch lunges forward in the key to record a layup against Frontier. Medovitch helped spark a scoring run in the fourth quarter to help Tehachapi to a 68-60 victory. Photo by Michael Duffy

Isaiah Johnson spots up for a three pointer in a win over Frontier last Tuesday evening. Johnson finished with 30 points to bring his season total to 341 points (21 per game). Photo by Michael Duffy

After three quarters, the Warriors were only nursing a one-point lead, but a big fourth quarter proved to be the difference in a 68-60 victory over Frontier.

Tehachapi (11-5) opened up the first quarter with a 7-0 deficit against the upstart Titans, but came back to take a 15-14 first quarter lead. Both the second and third quarters would end up in a deadlock for both squads, with the Warriors taking a 43-42 lead into the fourth quarter.

Mountain Basketball pulled away early in the final period, with Dakota Medovitch, Micah Fjeld and Chris Llamas all recording layups to help spark a 7-1 run and a 50-43 lead.

Isaiah Johnson put the exclamation point on the victory with a fade away bucket and fast break dunk for a 57-45 advantage. Overall, Johnson had another standout performance for Mountain Basketball in the win, registering 30 points, the second most points in one game this season for the junior guard.

Caeleb Roney was second on the team in scoring with 15 points, followed by Fjeld with 12 points, Llamas and Medovitch with four points each and Jonny Saavedra with three points.

In the jayvee contest, Daniel Wight and Ryan Kelly both had 11 points scored in a in a 50-37 loss. Other scorers included Jacob Burt with six points, Jesus Sanchez with four points and Jon Danielson and Jack Salzman each with a bucket.

The previous week, the Braves suffered a 35-30 loss to Rosamond. Burt had seven points in that game, followed by Wight with six, Bryan Cotta and Sanchez with four points each, Salzman with three points and Daniel Viselli, Jacob Gonzales and Kelly with two points apiece.

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