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Bell named tourney MVP, several others honored too

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Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Eureka’s Trevor Bell in action during Saturday’s championship game at the Logger Classic. Bell was named tourney MVP.

By Ray Hamill — Much like his team, senior guard Trevor Bell is enjoying a bit of a breakout season on the basketball court.

On Saturday Bell was named tournament MVP at the Logger Classic, as the host school rallied to beat Shasta 55-47 in the championship game.

“He had a great weekend, and he’s having a great season,” Eureka head coach Robbie Thompson said of Bell. “He’s the quarterback on the football field, and he’s our quarterback on the court too.”

Bell’s influence can be felt throughout the lineup.

On Friday night, the Loggers rolled over crosstown rivals St. Bernard’s by a score of 65-35, and again Bell was instrumental in the win.

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Eureka head coach Robbie Thompson and his bench look on during Saturday’s championship game.

“I thought Trevor Bell played a good floor game,” Thompson said after Friday’s win. “He made sure everyone got in their spots, when they were in their spots he fed them, and when it was time to do his thing he did.”

Bell wasn’t the only player honored at the conclusion of this week’s tournament.

Teammate Cahliel Garner is also enjoying a good start to the new season and was named to the all-tournament team after a big few days.

St. Bernard’s Lane Thrap was also named all-tourney, as was Fortuna’s Branson Gans,  McKinleyville’s Thomas Locatelli and Hoopa’s John Smith.

The Logger Classic also names an All-Attitude Team, honoring players who display great sportsmanship.

This year’s honorees included Eureka’s Scott Pesch, Fortuna’s Angel Ornelas, Hoopa’s Jasper Hostler, McKinleyville’s William Hamm and St. Bernard’s Evan Hodges.

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