The Eureka Loggers dropped their opening game at the Lady Panther Classic on Thursday night, falling 51-46 to Yreka.
In other tournament action, both Fortuna and McKinleyville each advanced to the semifinals, beating St. Bernard’s and Hoopa respectively.
The Fortuna girls edged out the Crusaders in a defensive battle, winning 36-34.
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Eureka 46, Yreka 51
McKenna Beach scored a team-high 15 points for the Loggers, who dropped their second straight game.
Carly Boynton added 12 points and Sophia Chalmers eight.
The Loggers, who are now 8-3, will continue tourney play against St. Bernard’s on Friday at 4 p.m.
McKinleyville 76, Hoopa 25
The Panthers posted their second win of the season to begin play at their own tournament on Thursday.
And freshman Trinity Preston played a big part in the win, making her first appearance since the season opener after returning from injury.
Preston finished with a team-high 20 points, as well as 10 rebounds and eight steals.
Cameron Heenan added 13 points in the win, including 11 in the opening half, as the Panthers improved to 2-6, putting a number of close losses behind them.
“I think we had good energy tonight,” head coach Tony McClure said.
Christina Bigos also had a big night, finishing with eight points, while Rian Heenan and Kylee Townsend each finished with seven points.
The Mack girls will play Brookings on Friday at 8:30 p.m.