All four local college basketball teams will try to bounce back from Thursday night losses when they return to the court on Saturday.
Both the College of the Redwoods and Cal Poly Humboldt men’s teams saw their title hopes take a hit with losses at Feather River and Cal Poly Pomona, respectively.
The CR men fell 89-69 for just their third loss of the season as they dropped to 2-1 in the Golden Valley Conference and 18-3 overall.
The Lumberjacks lost an overtime thriller by a score of 72-71 to drop to 7-4 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (9-8 overall) and into a tie with Sonoma State for third in the standings.
Two of the Jacks’ four conference losses have come in overtime.
The Humboldt men, who have dropped two straight for the first time since November, will try to get back on track when they play at conference leading Cal State San Bernardino at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The Corsairs also dropped to third in the GVC standings, trailing both Lassen (2-0) and Feather River (3-1), as they get set for a pivotal showdown at Lassen on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The CR and Cal Poly Humboldt women’s team also lost on Thursday.
The Corsairs fell 69-49 at Feather River and are now 1-2 in conference and 6-14 overall.
They also will try to bounce back when they play at Lassen on Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Lumberjacks fell 75-58 at Pomona and are now 4-7 in conference and 6-9 overall.
The Humboldt women will look to end a four-game losing streak when they play at San Bernardino at 1 p.m. on Saturday.