Wesson expects continued success for Corsairs


Photos by Ray Hamill/ – Former Eureka standout Dorshaela Wesson, far end of the bench, will play for the Corsairs next season.

By Ray Hamill — Dorshaela Wesson sees no reason why the Corsairs’ success on the basketball court this year can’t continue.

In fact, she believes it’s going to get even better.

“My expectations are very high,” she said. “They set a high standard this year. And we want to keep getting better. We want to go undefeated.”

Wesson, a former four-year varsity player at Eureka High, joined the program this winter and will play for the College of the Redwoods women next season.

She brings a wealth of experience and is expected to fit right in with a team that won a conference title this past season for the first time since 1980, and a roster that is expected to return several key contributors.

The former Logger spent much of the season watching from the bench and practicing with the team after a brief stay at Sacramento State in the fall.

“I think they had an amazing season and it’s only going to get better,” Wesson said. “And I’m really excited to join them.”

After moving to Sacramento, she realized how much she missed the game and jumped at the opportunity to come back to the area.

“I just really missed basketball, and I wanted to play with my friends,” said Wesson, who is close with many of the CR players, having played against them in high school. “I came back for basketball.”


Despite not playing, Wesson, far left, was an ever-present on the bench for the Corsairs this past season.

Eureka head coach Michael Harvey, who coached Wesson as a senior, believes the move will be a good one for both the player and College of the Redwoods.

“She’s excited about it and I think it’s going to be a good fit for her,” Harvey said. “She definitely has the talent to play there and do well.”

Wesson played mostly as a two guard for the Loggers, but also saw time at point guard, and was consistently impressive.

“What makes her special, and one of the most important things for a guard, is her vision,” Harvey said. “Her passing ability was incredible, and she had a nice shot too when she took it.”

And that’s just part of her game.

“She has talent and she’s smart,” Harvey added. “She has an emotional IQ unlike anyone else. She can rally the troops and she can motivate her teammates to be the best they can be.”

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