Wednesday, Feb 19 2014 06:00 AM

Back to their winning ways; Warriors take out North and Highland

Related Photos

Isaiah Johnson (No. 5) finishes off an alley oop slam dunk in the third quarter over North last Wednesday night at home. Photo by Michael Duffy

Gilbert Gutierrez (with the ball) jukes past a trio of North defenders in the second half of Tehachapi's 71-52 win. In the background is Isaiah Johnson. Photo by Michael Duffy

Carson Bethany drives down court in a 46-40 win over North last Wednesday in jayvee basketball. Bethany scored five points in the win. Photo by Michael Duffy

After suffering a pair of league defeats the previous week against Garces and East, the Warriors wasted no time in getting back on the winning track with a 71-52 victory over North and a 73-64 win over Highland.

Isaiah Johnson had a game-high 30 points, including four three pointers, in the victory over North. Jonny Saavedra also chipped in with 16 points and Dakota Medovitch and Micah Fjeld each had 12 points.

Against Highland, Johnson was the leading scorer with 23 points, followed by Chris Llamas with 15 points and Saavedra with 13 points. Medovitch also had nine points and Fjeld seven points in the hard-earned victory.

The Warriors will have their regular season finale this Thursday night at home against Garces, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Warriors will also be participating in the CIF Division III playoffs next week, with a home game anticipated for this upcoming Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The playoff game will start at 7 p.m. and the opponent will be determined this weekend at the CIF seeding selection meeting in Porterville.

Junior Varsity and Freshmen

The Braves (2-6 SEYL) split the week by defeating North 46-40 and losing to Highland, 48-40.

Jesus Sanchez led the victory over North with 10 points, followed by Daniel Viselli with eight points and Bryan Cotta and Jacob Gonzales with six points each. Carson Bethany and Ryan Kelly both had five and four points, respectively in the win.

Against Highland, Bethany led all scorers with 11 points, and Kelly had 10 points in the defeat.

In freshmen basketball, the Indians (5-3 SEYL) defeated North 47-37 and Highland 56-48 last week.

Philippe Vachon went a perfect 10-10 at the free throw line in the victory over North, with David Wheeler scoring the most points in the game with 11 and Paul Stephens also contributing with 10 points.

In the win over Highland, Israel Guerrero had 21 points, followed by Wheeler with 19 points and Gus Marantos with 11 points.

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