GIRLS BASKETBALL — Crusaders top South Fork; Loggers hand the Tigers their first loss

File photo – Lele Tanuvasa scored a game-high 23 points for St. Bernard’s on Tuesday night.

The Eureka Loggers started slow but finished strong on Tuesday night, pulling away late to hand the Arcata Tigers their first loss of the season in H-DNL basketball.

The Loggers trailed after each of the first three quarters, but outscored the Tigers 22-10 in the final quarter to win 62-52.

Senior Bella Vigil, who is closing out her high school career with a bang, scored a game-high 19 points in the win, as the Eureka girls improved to 5-2 with their second win on the trot.

Fellow senior Keylei Carroll also had a big night, scoring 12, while sophomore Claire Maples added 10 points.

Aniah Gaither continued her recent good form with seven points, while Amaya Watson was among the high scorers for the second straight game, finishing with six points.

The Arcata girls, who dropped to 3-1, were led offensively by the ever-dangerous Grace Talty, who scored 18, while teammate Zoie Andre scored 13, including three 3-pointers.

Olivia Railsback added nine points and Lily Rust-Kelley six.

St. Bernard’s 58, South Fork 50

As they continue to grow together, this young St. Bernard’s team is only to get better and better.

They already have at least two of the biggest threats in the Little 4 and beyond in Lele Tanuvasa and Madelyn Shanahan.

The duo was pivotal once again in Tuesday’s win, with the ever-dangerous Tanuvasa scoring a game-high 23 points.

Shanahan added 11, while teammate Sabrina Gardner chipped and continues to grow as the season progresses.

With the win, the Crusaders improved to 3-4.

Cadence Young scored a team-high 14 points for a young South Fork team which is still looking for its first win of the campaign.

Teammate Kaylei Valk added 11 points and Macy Yarbrough finished with eight.

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