File photo – The Fortuna Huskies

The Fortuna Huskies suffered a pair of losses at the Dixon Ram tournament this week, while also defeating El Dorado.

The Huskies opened tourney play with a 75-64 loss to Argonaut on Tuesday and followed that with a 65-62 win over El Dorado on Wednesday, before losing 60-51 to Pioneer on Thursday night.

Fortuna trailed by as many as 20 against a highly-ranked Argonaut team, but rallied late to make things interesting before ultimately falling.

Alfonso Medina continued his impressive season with 14 points in the loss, while teammate Dylan O’Laughlin finished with 12 points on four 3s.

Medina was instrumental again the following night.

With just one point separating the Huskies and El Dorado in the final minute, the Fortuna guard dribbled away 34 of the 35 seconds on the shot clock before scoring a decisive basket in traffic to help secure the win.

Medina finished with 23 points in the win, while Jordin Bourne scored 15 points and Russell Pascascio 11.

Medina and Pascascio each also scored 16 against Pioneer, while Will May finished with 10 points.

Del Norte boys clinch Fort Bragg tournament championship

Edwin Zepeda was named tournament MVP after leading the Del Norte Warriors to an impressive 61-39 victory over the host school in the championship game of the Fort Bragg tournament on Thursday night.

Zepeda, who is enjoying an outstanding season for the Crescent City school, scored a team-high 22 points as the Warriors improved to 9-3.

Earlier in the tournament, the Del Norte boys defeated Making Waves 42-22 and Trinity 55-38.

Nani Scott scored 15 points against Trinity, while Konner Price finished with nine points and Zepeda eight.

Wyatt Robson also scored 16 in the championship game.

“I thought we played well as a team,” head coach Cris Rice said of the championship game performance. “We rotated several kids in and out.

“Our defense was tough tonight. That’s a good basketball team we played and that was a great test.”

The Warriors have impressed at all three tournaments they have traveled to this season, reaching two championship games.

The Warriors open league play at home to Eureka on Tuesday.

St. Bernard’s go 1-2 at Enterprise tourney

Drew Vizenor and Aidan Dorsch were both named to the all-tournament team for St. Bernard’s at the Enterprise tourney this week

The Crusaders went 1-2 in tournament play, beating West Valley 67-55 on Monday before losing 64-52 to Enterprise and 50-45 to Redding Christian.

Vizenor, who has been one of the Crusaders’ most consistent players through the early season, scored a game-high 21 points against West Valley, while Dorsch added 20, including 12 in the fourth quarter.

“They both played really good basketball,” head coach Issac Gildea said.

Seth Dyer also continued to impress for the 10-2 Crusaders and scored 14 against West Valley.

Owen Shanahan finished with a team-high 12 points against Enterprise, while Dyer chipped in 11 and Vizenor and Peyton Smith nine each.

Against Redding Christian, Shanahan and Dyer each scored 11, while Aaiden Burris finished with 10 points.

The St. Bernard’s boys host Round Valley on Monday before opening league play at Hoopa on Thursday.

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