St. Bernard’s bounced back from a first Little 4 loss in six years with a comfortable non-league 51-34 win at Calistoga on Saturday.
In the prep action on Saturday night, the Hoopa Valley Warriors took over sole possession of top spot in the Little 4 with a big win over South Fork, while in non-league action, Ferndale traveled to Archbishop Hanna and came away with a 69-55 win.
In girls action, the Del Norte Warriors lost a close game to one of Oregon’s top-ranked team, falling at home to South Medford in overtime by a score of 79-76.
St. Bernard’s 51, Calistoga 34
Lane Thrap again led the way for the Crusaders, scoring 18 points, as they quickly put Thursday’s loss to South Fork behind them.
With the win, St. Bernard’s improved to 8-7.
“Our primary concern was to work on execution both on defense and offense,” St. Bernard’s head coach Steve Thrap said. “And the boys did a pretty good job of it.”
Bode Joyner also had a good game for the visitors, finishing with seven points.
“We also got some quality minutes for guys that don’t get a lot of time overall,” the head coach said. “A successful trip.”
Calistoga dropped to 4-9.
Next up, the Crusaders will host Hoopa Valley in a Little 4 showdown on Tuesday night.
Ferndale 69, Archbishop Hanna 55
The Ferndale Wildcats ended a three-game losing skid with a 14-point victory over Archbishop Hanna in Sonoma on Saturday.
Kyler Becksted scored a team-high 23 points in the win, as the Cats improved to 8-7 on the season.
Gio Magdaleno and Cody Sampson each also had big games, finishing with 18 points apiece.
Ferndale, which is off to an 0-2 start in the Little 4, will resume conference play on Tuesday at South Fork.