BOYS BASKETBALL — Tigers remain unbeaten; Warriors, Crusaders win

File photo – The Arcata Tigers are now 4-0.

The Arcata Tigers remained unbeaten with a big victory at Hoopa on Tuesday night, while the St. Bernard’s Crusaders continued to impress in their Little 4 opener.

The Tigers beat a young Warriors team 76-27, while the Crusaders beat Ferndale 66-56.

In other boys games on Tuesday, McKinleyville beat Fortuna 77-67, while Del Norte got back to winning ways with a 46-36 win over South Fork.

Junior Sam Trewartha led the way for Arcata, scoring a game-high 19 points as the Tigers improved to 4-0.

Isaiah Levy added 11 points in the win, while Alex Jioras scored 10.

A young Warriors team dropped to 0-3.

“They’re a really good defensive team and they move the ball well,” Hoop head coach Augie Valdez said of the Tigers. “And our kids are just trying to adjust to a new style of play and it’s going to take time for them to grasp what we’re trying to do offensively and defensively.”

Daniel Minton led the way for Hoopa with 11 points, while Daryl Frank added five and Ben Hunsucker four.

Arcata also won the JV game 66-48.

St. Bernard’s 66, Ferndale 56

The Crusaders got a boost from some of their bench players on the way to overturning a five-point halftime deficit with a big third quarter, outscoring the Cats 21-7 for the period.

“It was a good grind,” St. Bernard’s head coach Issac Gildea said. “Ferndale played well. They played with great energy and their defense was locked in. They came to play.”

Owen Shanahan led the way in the win, scoring a game-high 18 points, while teammate Lito Pabalate continued his impressive season with 16 points.

Drew Vizenor also had a good night, finishing with 10 points, while Demetrius Rawson added six and Aidan Dorsch and Peyton Smith five apiece.

With the win, the Crusaders improved to 3-1.

The Cats were led offensively by Emmitt Albee with 15 points, while Kannon Christiansen had 12 points and Garrett Christiansen nine.

With the loss the Cats are now 0-4.

Del Norte 46, South Fork 36

Kaleb Price had a big night at both ends of the court as the Warriors quickly got back to winning ways just a few days after falling to Big 5 rival Arcata.

Price scored a game-high 11 points as the Warriors had to battle hard to pull away from a talented and senior-heavy Cubs team.

“South Fork’s a very good physical basketball team,” Del Norte head coach Marc Slayton said. “We had to battle.”
The Warriors took control of a tight game after the interval, dominating the Cubs on the defensive end and outscoring them 15-2 in the third quarter.

Judson Pincombe and Edwin Zepeda each added eight points in the win as Del Norte improved to 3-1.

Oliver Tatton led the way offensively for the Cubs with eight points, while teammate Alex Harding had six.

With the loss, the Cubs are now 1-2.


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