GIRLS POWER RANKINGS — Local teams poised to make some noise in NCS

Ray Hamill/ – Moriah Bowles in action for the Loggers on Saturday night.

By Ray Hamill — Many of the H-DN teams continue to feature prominently among the top programs in the entire North Coast Section, with almost half them ranked in the top 24, out of 151 teams in the section, according to MaxPreps.

Leading the way in this week’s Power Rankings are the Eureka Loggers, who are also the top-ranked H-DN team in the NCS at No. 14.

The Loggers suffered a surprise defeat to Del Norte earlier in the week — with what many of their fans felt was unfair officiating — but they responded in emphatic fashion with a dominating performance against Fortuna on Friday night, and they remain the frontrunners and favorites to win this year’s Big 5 championship.

The St. Bernard’s Crusaders remain right behind them after another big performance on Saturday night.

The No. 2 SB girls pushed their crosstown rivals all the way at Eureka High, before falling 59-43.

Del Norte remains at No. 3 after a huge performance at Eureka and the Warriors have battled through an extremely tough part of their schedule in impressive fashion.

After a surprise loss against Fortuna earlier in the week, the McKinleyville girls responded in style with a big win over their biggest rivals at Arcata on Friday night to keep their Dick Niclai tournament hopes alive.

And rounding out our top five are the Arcata Tigers, who this week battled to a nice win over the Ferndale Wildcats, who remain on the bubble and are still in contention for the Little 4 championship.

In addition to the No. 14 Loggers, SB is No. 17 in the NCS, followed by No. 21 Del Norte and No. 24 McKinleyville.


1 — Eureka (20-5)

The Loggers played with a chip on their shoulders on Friday

2 — St. Bernard’s (19-3)

Matched up well against the Loggers on Saturday

3 — Del  Norte (15-6)

A huge win for the Warriors at Eureka this week

4 — McKinleyville (15-7)

The Panthers got back to winning ways at Arcata

5 — Arcata (11-10)

The Tigers showed some composure late in their win over Ferndale

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