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PREP GIRLS ROUNDUP — Mixed fortunes for H-DNL at Panther Classic

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Photos by Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Fortuna’s McKenzie Emmons moves the ball up court during Thursday’s game.

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.

For more on that game, see Resilient Huskies grind out another win …

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.

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The Fortuna bench looks on during Thursday’s game with St. Bernard’s.

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.

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