Arcata

Prep Basketball Roundup — Busy night of action for local teams

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Photos by Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – The Eureka Loggers fell to Red Bluff on Friday.

The Eureka girls lost for the first time this season, while the Fortuna and St. Bernard’s boys both continued to roll in what was a busy night of action for local teams in basketball.

GIRLS

Eureka 39, Enterprise 51

The Eureka girls suffered their first loss of the young season at the Harlan Carter tournament in Redding.

Makaila Napoleon led the Loggers with 19 points, while teammate Carly Boynton added 11.

With the loss, the Loggers drop to 5-1.

McKinleyville 67, Los Molinos 16

The Panthers bounced back from a close loss to University Prep on Thursday with a big win over Los Molinos on Friday at the Corning tournament in Redding.

The Panthers got a big team performance, with all 11 players getting in on the scoring, led by Rayn Tripp, who finished with 15 points.

The Panthers improved to 3-2 with the win and will continue tourney play against Middletown on Saturday at 4 p.m.

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The Mack boys lost to Montgomery on Friday.

St. Bernard’s 34, Napa 50

The Crusaders dropped their second game at the Cloverdale tournament, falling to Division-I Napa on Friday.

The St. Bernard’s girls (2-3) will try to get back on track against Rincon Valley Christian on Saturday.

BOYS

McKinleyville 50, Montgomery 61

The McKinleyville boys fell behind in the first half, and were unable to close the gap after that despite pushing Montgomery all the way in the second half.

The loss was the second straight for the Panthers at the Arcata boys tournament, as they dropped to 2-4 on the young season.

AJ Stubbs led the Panthers with 10 points, while teammates Freddie Sundberg and Craig Peterson each finished with eight points.

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Fortuna 80, Antioch 60

The high-flying Huskies kept their fast start to the season going with a 20-point win over Antioch at the Arcata tournament.

With the win, the Huskies improve to 7-0, while posting their highest points tally of the year so far.

Drew Gillette had a huge game, finishing with 29 points, while Donald Willis and Bradley Willis each added 17.

The Huskies will play Piner for the tournament championship on Saturday.

Kevin Noel added 10 points in the win.

Arcata 50, Piner 64

The Tigers lost in the semifinal of their own tournament on Friday.

Hunter Santsche scored a team-high 14 points in the loss, while teammates Garrett Hall and Niko Zambas each finished with nine points.

With the loss, the Tigers dropped to 2-3.

Jack Taylor added eight points.

St. Bernard’s 58, Cloverdale 52

The Crusaders topped a strong host team to reach Saturday’s championship game at the Cloverdale tournament.

Lane Thrap scored an impressive 30 points to lead SB, which improved to 2-0 on the season.

Will Omey was second highest scorer with seven.

“The boys played fantastic and worked their butts off, I couldn’t be prouder of them,” St. Bernard’s head coach Steve Thrap said. “It was a true team effort from one end of the bench to the other.”

Eureka 66, Red Bluff 79

A short-handed Eureka team, which has several players still playing football, dropped its second game in two days at the Arcata tournament.

The Loggers fell to 0-5 on the season with the loss.

No scoring details were available for Eureka, which continues tourney play on Saturday.

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