The Shafter High Lady Generals basketball team ended its season with a loss to the Tehachapi Warriors.
The 9th ranked Lady Generals dropped the contest 62-54. Shafter gave a great effort, but couldn't match the Warriors size in the middle, with Tehachapi getting several easy buckets during the game.
Shafter closed out their SSL season with a 6-3 record and a 15-9 overall record. The Lady Generals got two league wins against rivals Wasco about a week ago, with a 55-40 win and a 62-31 blowout of the Lady Tigers.
Leading the way for the Lady Generals were senior Natalie Herrera with 14 points, Heide Lindsey with 10, and freshman Eliyah Sanchez with 8 points. Shafter hit five three pointers for the game, with Alexis Luna, a senior, getting two of them. They also continued their tenacious defense, forcing 22 turnovers and getting 12 steals in the game.
In the second victory against the Lady Tigers, it was Ariana Vega leading the way with 14 points, with the Lady Generals getting balanced scoring, with three different players getting at least 10 points. Eliyah Sanchez had 10 points for the game, and Herrera added 12 points. The Lady Generals outrebounded the Tigers 38-23, forced 14 turnovers and grabbed 25 steals, with five different players getting at least four steals.
Throughout the season, the Lady Generals have played some tough competition, including powerhouses in the SYL Golden Valley, perennial favorite Morro Bay, and Righetti from Santa Maria.