In a tough, gritty Big 5 Conference clash, the Del Norte High Warriors could not come away with the victory.
Playing McKinleyville High, the Warriors boys varsity basketball team lost on the road in overtime 41-40.
After a sluggish first quarter the Warriors settled down and knotted things up at the half.
In the the fourth period Del Norte was up by as much as five points. But with around two-and-a-half minutes left on the clock, the Panthers came back on three straight Warriors turnovers to tie things up at the end of regulation.
In overtime, things went back and forth, but in the end the Panthers came away with the one-point win to improve to 13-4 overall and 3-1 in the Big 5. Del Norte fell to 6-10 overall and 2-2 in the Big 5.
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