Mack JVs, Fortuna frosh each close out perfect in Big 5 action


Ray Hamill/ – The McKinleyville JVs finished a perfect 8-0 in the Big 5 this year.

The future of girls basketball at McKinleyville and Fortuna high schools appears to be in good hands.

Both the McKinleyville JVs and Fortuna freshmen each won on Thursday night to close out their respective seasons with a perfect league campaign.

In JV action, the Panthers got the better of Fortuna by a score of 49-39 at McKinleyville High before a thrilling varsity showdown to decide third place in the Big 5.


McKinleyville’s Katherine Tinney (1) tries to pull down a rebound during a recent game at Eureka.

With the win over their closest challengers, the Mack JVs improved to 8-0 in conference play and claimed the Big 5 title outright.

Fortuna has lost just twice all season — both times to McKinleyville — and closed out the Big 5 with a record of 6-2.

The Huskies enjoyed a stellar season and finished with an overall record of 20-2.


Submitted – The Fortuna freshmen girls closed out a perfect league campaign on Thursday.

Fortuna frosh win

In freshmen action, the Fortuna girls had already clinched the league crown before Thursday’s games, but capped an impressive season with a 34-30 win over the Panthers, also at Mack High.

The Huskies finish league play at 8-0, and went 13-3 overall.

The Eureka freshmen also closed out with a win, defeating Del Norte 47-21 at Eureka High, to finish 5-3 in league play.

McKinleyville closes out with a 4-4 record, followed by Arcata (3-5) and Del Norte (0-8).

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