REDDING — Another day another one-point victory for the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team.
The Warriors downed Kennedy High of Fremont 68-67 to take the consolation (5th place) game at the Hornet Classic at Enterprise High School on Saturday. On Friday the Warriors downed fellow Big 5 Conference opponent Arcata 48-47.
Del Norte was led by senior Cody Hoffman who finished with 20 points. He was also clutch for the squad on the free throw line, going 6-for-7 from the charity stripe in the second half.
“He was money down the stretch,” Warrior head coach Scott Alexander said. “That was another big win for us.”
Win 48-47 on Cole Lesley free-throw shot
REDDING — Whew! What a game.
After a back and forth contest that featured countless lead changes, the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team topped Arcata on Friday at the last possible second.
With the score knotted up at 47 in the fourth quarter, the Tigers fouled Cody Hoffman with 3.9 seconds remaining in a non-shooting foul situation.
With the ball in the hands of Cole Lesley with time running out, Arcata fouled him as he attempted a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Lesley three chances to give the Warriors the win.
Del Norte loses 53-44 at Hornet Classic tourney
After being down by only a single point at the end of the first half, the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team could not keep up the pace in the second half, falling to Shasta High 53-44 on Thursday at the Hornet Classic Tournament.
During the contest at Enterprise High School in Redding, the Wolves had a 10-point run at the start of the third quarter, which proved to be too much for the Warriors to overcome.
“It was disappointing,” Del Norte head coach Scott Alexander said. “We felt like it was a game we could win.”
FERNDALE — The Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team fell to Ferndale 45-25 on the road on Tuesday.
While the game was tied at the half, Ferndale took control of the game in the second half for the 20-point win. The Warriors had previously defeated Ferndale at home on Dec. 9, 50-27.
Del Norte dropped to 6-6 for the season. The squad next plays Hoopa at home at 6 p.m. Monday.
The Del Norte High wrestling team finished competing in the two-day Northwest Dual meets in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday.
Despite being short two grapplers, with 12 kids making the trip, and with many of them not wrestling in their normal weight divisions, the Warriors went 2-1 Tuesday after going 0-4 in qualifying dual meets on Monday.
Senior Joey Kravitz had an excellent showing at 140, going 7-0.
Senior heavyweight Roger “Bronc” McCovey, the defending state champion for California, went 8-0 and again dominated the competition. One of his matches was a 11-0 win over the Oregon 5A champ from last season.
Del Norte next competes at a dual meet tournament in Eagle Point, Ore., on Saturday.
DN Warriors will play Wolves at 3 p.m. on Thursday
The Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team will open the New Year with a challenging basketball game.
Sophomore Nick McBride of the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team gets ready to shoot against Winlock during the Rotary Warrior Classic on Dec. 20. Del Norte next plays on Thursday in Redding. The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
The Warriors (4-2) take on Shasta of Redding (5-3) at the Hornet Classic Tournament at Enterprise High School in Redding on New Year’s Day this Thursday at 3 p.m. The game will be broadcasted locally on KPOD, located at 97.9 on the FM dial.
“They’re a very good team,” Del Norte head coach Scott Alexander said. “They are fast and very athletic... It will be our toughest match yet.”
Two members of the Del Norte Youth Wrestling Club have earned the right to compete at the Tournament of Champions in Redmond, Ore., next month.
At the Marshfield Classic in Coos Bay, Ore., on Saturday, Ta-Tes Boubly placed first in the 75 pound Midget division. He pinned four of his opponents and in the title match won 10-0.
Dalton Nichols took third in the 95 pound Midget division. A third Del Norte wrestler, Cole Harper, competed in the 75 pound Midget division but did not place.
By placing at Marshfield, Boubly and Nichols earned the right to compete in the champions event, which will feature top youth wrestlers from throughout Oregon, Washington and parts of California.
The Warrior girls basketball team may have fallen in its first game during the Myrtle Point Tournament in Oregon, but it shut down the second team it played.
The women Warriors defeated the Siuslaw Vikings 35-19 Tuesday, shutting them out in the fourth quarter. The non-league tournament included four teams, and the Warriors went 1-1.
The Del Norte Warriors boys varsity basketball team had a solid win Friday night, but a stronger, taller team handed them a loss Saturday night during the last round of the Rotary Warrior Classic.
lCody Hoffman is fouled as he goes to the basket during play at the Rotary Warrior Classic tournament.The Daily Triplicate/Rick Posta
The Warriors are now 4-2 for the tournament.
They fell 52-40 to the Winlock Cardinals on Saturday night, a team out of Washington state. Assistant Coach Dale Thomas said, “they were a much better team.”
The Warriors walked over Gold Beach on Friday night, however, with a 68-30 win. In the Friday game, Cody Hoffman led the team with 15 points, Scott Skeen had 13 and Nick McBride had 10. Warriors Chris Davidson and Cole Lesley put 8 points each on the board.
The Del Norte Warrior girls varsity basketball team fell to Myrtle Point High in Oregon on Monday night.
Coach Buzz McCulloch said Myrtle Point’s intensity and aggressiveness gave them the 58-39 win.
“We started out real well, then all of a sudden they got up and came back 17 straight,” said McCulloch.
The coach credited a Myrtle Point player who ended up with 27 points in the game.
“This girl hit four 3’s in a row in the first quarter and she ended up with eight 3’s,” said McCulloch.
The Warriors trailed 31-21 at the half.
“They had another two 3’s starting the third quarter — they played with a lot more intensity than we did,” he said.
McCulloch said his team kept up in the first quarter, but “just couldn’t stop” Myrtle Point’s high scorer.
Warrior Michelle Stacey had 11 points, Kaylie Rook had 10 and Lauren Lesna scored 6 points for the Warriors.
“We didn’t get any breaks, they pressed us — that created some turnovers at some critical points,” said McCulloch.
McCulloch said the Warrior girls play today at 3 p.m. in Florence, Ore, against Siuslaw.