Del Norte turns the ball over 30 times in defeat
For four quarters the Fortuna Huskies were relentless against the Del Norte Warriors Thursday night, scoring at will and causing 30 turnovers for the game.
Del Norte High Warrior Michelle Stacey tries to go up for a shot against Fortuna on Thursday at home. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
When all was said and done the Huskies handed the Warriors a 52 point loss in Big 5 Conference action.
During their first meeting in Fortuna on Jan. 21, the Warriors led in the first quarter before losing 63-46. While they lost, Warrior head coach Buzz McCulloch was pleased with the way his team played against one of the elite squads in the Big 5.
Thursday night was another story as Del Norte lost 73-21.
Blair Lopez of the Del Norte High girls freshman basketball team drives down the lane against Fortuna on Thursday. The Warriors won 41-32. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Senior Lesley leads team with 16 points
EUREKA — It was a rough outing for the Warriors on the road Wednesday evening.
Facing St. Bernard’s of the Little 4 Conference, Del Norte High struggled to stop the Crusaders, who are undefeated in the Little 4, as the Warriors fell 63-47 to drop their fourth straight contest to go to 7-9 for the year.
Senior Andrew Ayers of St. Bernard’s paced his team with 26 points in a dominating performance.
Senior Cole Lesley had a good game for the Warriors and led the team with 16 points.
Soundly defeat Crusaders 68-44
The Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team dominated the proceedings to earn a much needed victory Tuesday night.
The Warriors, who had not won a game since defeating Hoopa on Jan. 5, cruised to a 68-44 home win against St. Bernard’s of Eureka.
The game was a true team effort as four Del Norte players scored in double figures and the entire squad saw playing time and contributed to the victory.
“Nice” was the first words head coach Buzz McCulloch used to describe the win. “The girls were ready to play. That was a good boost for us. The girls played really well.”
Del Norte can’t hold on for win in close game
The Del Norte High girls basketball team came quite close to earning its first Big 5 Conference win of the year Thursday night.
Junior Lauryn Lesina of Del Norte High shoots over a Eureka defender on Thursday. The Warriors lost the game 55-50. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Unfortunately, the Eureka Loggers were able to score during the end of the game to win 55-50 and send the Warriors to 0-5 in the Big 5.
“It’s totally disappointing,” head coach Buzz McCulloch said. “They played their hearts out. We just can’t seem to finish games.”
After getting crushed by the Loggers in Eureka on Jan. 14 50-22, the Warriors came out fired up on their home court.
Del Norte falls to Panthers to go 1-3 in the Big 5
What started out as one of the best offensive efforts of the season by the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team went south in the second half Wednesday night.
Cody Hoffman of Del Norte High gets ready to shoot as teammate Nick McBride looks on against McKinleyville at home on Wednesday. The Warriors lost to the Panthers in overtime 62-60. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Up by much as much as 13 points in the first half against McKinleyville, the Warriors looked like they could cruise to a much needed conference win. At the half Del Norte led 35-27.
In the first half, the Warriors seemed to be in sync and in control of the proceedings. But in the second half the fortunes of Del Norte started to change course.
The Warriors struggled hitting shots and stopping the Panthers on defense. The squad scored only six points in the third with the game knotted up at 41-41 the end of the quarter.
Seniors McCovey, Kravitz and Ivison-Lane victorious
The Warriors gave the large home crowd plenty of reasons to stand up and cheer Tuesday night.
Del Norte High senior Roger “Bronc” McCovey picks up 275 pound Matthew Buckman of Eureka on Tuesday. To see more photos, go to triplicate.com. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
In their last home dual meet of the year, the Del Norte High wrestling team remained undefeated in the Humboldt-Del Norte Conference by downing previously undefeated HDNC rival Eureka 41-33. Several younger wrestlers that the coaches hoped could pull off wins did. Big wins that took Del Norte over the edge included sophomore Richard Sanchez by pin at 152 pounds.
“He has really improved over the last couple of weeks,” Del Norte head coach Aaron Schaad said. “We did not expect for him to win by fall. He wrestled a heck of a match.”
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