Eureka girls fall just short at Alhambra

Submitted photo – The Loggers in action at Hercules on Friday.

The Eureka Loggers lost a close one in girls basketball at Alhambra on Saturday afternoon, falling 42-39.

Payton Goodman led the way with a strong all-around performance as Eureka dropped to 1-1 on the early season.

In a back-and-forth game, the Loggers saw a halftime lead evaporate in the third quarter, but rallied in the fourth to make for a tight finish.

“In the fourth quarter we fought back and had a chance to take the lead, but the shots just didn’t go,” head coach Michael Harvey said.

Alhambra was a good early-season test for the Eureka girls, who won 46-21 at Hercules on Friday night.

“They were well disciplined and a good team,” the head coach said. “We played hard.”

Harvey was particularly pleased with how his players responded to the adversity and were able to rally.

“This is a really tight team,” he said. “I think that we’re going to be a very special team.”

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