The Dick Niclai tournaments get under way this coming week, featuring the best local prep teams on the North Coast.
In the girls tournament, the Fortuna Huskies are the No. 1 seed from the Big 5 and will be favored to win the Niclai to add to their conference championship, although Big 5 rivals Eureka, Arcata and McKinleyville will all be eager to upset the odds.
The Tigers and Panthers meet in a play-in game on Monday, with the winner advancing to play at Eureka the following night.
And the way the Big 5 has unfolded this season, any team appears capable of beating anyone else on any given night.
The St. Bernard’s girls are the No. 1 seed from the Little 4 and won’t back down from the challenge after knocking off a pair of Big 5 teams in recent weeks.
Or can Ferndale or Hoopa upset the odds and knock off one of their bigger rivals?
Let us know what you think and we’ll publish the results early this coming week.
For more on the boys tournament, see POLL — Who will win this years Dick Niclai boys tournament?