BASKETBALL ROUNDUP — Huskies win again on busy night for local teams


File photo – Fortuna’s Isobel Crosswhite, right, and St. Bernard’s Brooke Preslar in action during a recent game. Both teams played on Friday night.

The Fortuna Huskies kept their unbeaten run in H-DNL girls basketball going with a big 52-36 win over Eureka on Friday night.

Gracie Betts scored a game-high 17 points in the win, as the Fortuna girls improved to 5-0 on the season.

The Huskies took control early and led by 19 at halftime.

Isobel Crosswhite added 10 points in the win, while teammate Kendall Stewart finished with nine points.

Bella Vigil led the Loggers with 12 points.

The loss was the second straight for Eureka, which fell to 3-2.

Arcata 54, St. Bernard’s 50

The Tigers won their third game in four days on Friday night, pulling away late after the Crusaders had rallied from a big early deficit to tie the game.

Zoie Andre scored a team-high 18 points in the win, including five 3-pointers, as the Arcata girls started fast and led 22-7 after the opening quarter.

The Crusaders, however, chipped away at the lead and eventually tied things up in the fourth, before the Tigers stepped it up again late to seal the win.

“We played really well down the stretch,” Arcata head coach Doug Oliveira said, adding that he was pleased with the win in what was his team’s first real test.

Olivia Railsback added 10 points in the win, as Arcata improved to 3-0 after a late start to the season.

The ever-dangerous Lele Tanuvasa scored a game-high 28 points for a young Crusaders team, which dropped to 2-4, while teammate Madelyn Shanahan added eight points.

Ferndale 53, McKinleyville 44

The Ferndale Wildcats won their third straight game and got some payback for an earlier defeat to the Panthers.

After losing to McKinleyville by just two points in the opening week, the Cats got the better of exchanges this time around, outscoring McKinleyville 18-8 in the third quarter to take control of a tight game.

Haiyden Fulton scored a game-high 17 points in the win, while teammate Emily Chavez added 12 points on four 3-pointers.

With the win, the Wildcats improved to 3-2.

Kathryn Tinney scored 11 points to lead the Panthers, who lost their third straight and dropped to 2-4.

Cameron Heenan added nine points and Kayley Armstrong had seven.


Del Norte 55, Eureka 43

The Warriors improved to 5-1 with their third straight win, taking control of the game with a big first half to lead by 15 at halftime.

Kaleb Price, who is enjoying an MVP type season, had a double-double in the win, finishing with 13 points and 14 rebounds, while teammate Judson Pincombe was every big as effective, finishing with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Price and Pincombe were among three Del Norte seniors honored before the game, along with Peyton Swan.

“I’m really proud of the seniors and what they gave to the program the last four years,” head coach Marc Slayton said.

Swan added eight points in the win, while the consistent Edwin Zepeda also had a big night with 10 points, eight of them in the first half to help set the tone.

Jackson Giacone led the way for the Loggers with 16 points, all of them in the second half, including three 3-pointers.

Evan Hodges added six points as Eureka dropped its third straight to go to 1-4.

McKinleyville 57, Ferndale 43

The Panthers won their fourth straight game, taking control with a big second quarter to lead by 10 at halftime.

T-Ryan Stumpf continued to impress with a game-high 16 points in the win, as the Mack boys improved to 4-1.

Owen Hamm added 15 points in the win, while Jack Clancy had 10 points and Carson Parker six.

Javier Lopez led the Cats with 13 points, while Emmitt Albee had 11 points and Jenner Christiansen eight.

The loss drops Ferndale to 0-5.

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