VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS — Depth pays off for Loggers once again

By Ray Hamill — It was a tale of two halves at Jay Willard Gymnasium on Friday night, as the Eureka girls wore down St. Patrick-St. Vincent in the quarterfinals of the Division-3 North Coast Section basketball quarterfinals.

The Loggers began to pull away late in the third quarter and held on late for a 69-58 win.

Check out our second-half highlights above.

The Loggers started the stronger of the two teams and led by 12 early in the second quarter, but the visitors went on an 18-3 run to take a slender lead heading into halftime.

The lead changed hands seven times in the opening four-and-a-half minutes of the third quarter, but the home team began to settle into the game and began to pull away late in the period.

“What a game,” Eureka head coach Cliff Napoleon said. “It was a rollercoaster of a game. That first half we were a little jumbled. We were turning the ball over left and right. In the second half we calmed down.”

For more on the game, see Big second half lifts Loggers past the Bruins in ‘rollercoaster’ game …

The Loggers now advance to the NCS semifinal round, where they will play No. 1 seed Marin Catholic on Tuesday night.



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