REDDING — A terrific first quarter did not carry over to the rest of the game for the Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team Thursday night.
Playing Enterprise High at the Enterprise Tournament the Warriors lost 61-36 after trailing only 18-17 in the first period.
Del Norte head coach Buzz McCulloch said that in the opening period his squad played tough defense, passed well and got open shots.
The second quarter was another story as the Warriors constantly turned the ball over and missed easy layups, their coach said, scoring only six points compared to 18 for the Hornets. For the game Del Norte turned the ball over 25 times. “In the second quarter we just fell apart,” McCulloch said.
In the second half the Hornets continued to dominate and pulled away for the win.
Del Norte is now 7-7 for the year. The Hornets improved to 8-3.
Lauryn Lesina led Warrior scorers with 18 points, 12 of them coming in the first quarter. Krista Haban finished with eight points. Lexie Nelson had four points and Michelle Stacey had three points. Jaclyn Hadfield had two points and Emma Wilson one point.
Del Norte plays at 5 p.m. today against Liberty Christian from Redding.
The tournament ends on Saturday.
The Wild River Storm semi pro football team, based in Crescent City, will hold their first practice this Saturday.
Practice begins at 11 a.m. at the Del Norte High School football practice field.
Anyone intrested in trying out should attend.
The Storm squad is a member of the Oregon Football League, with the season beginning early in March.
For questions, call Allen Morris at 954-0944, or Dick Trone at 954-8532.
EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The Del Norte High wrestling team had a good showing at a dual meet tournament at Eagle Point High School in Oregon this past weekend.
The Warriors placed second at 4-1, losing only to first place finisher and host team Eagle Point on Saturday.
Senior Joey Kravitz had a strong showing, going 5-0 with four pins and a tech fall in the dual meets to improve to 17-2 for the season. Although he wrestled at 140, he plans to soon move down to 135.
“He’s in good condition and has been showing good technique,” Warrior head coach Aaron Schaad said, adding Kravitz has shown potential to have a stellar senior year.
Senior heavyweight Roger “Bronc” McCovey, the defending state champ, again made easy work of tough competition. He went 5-0 including defeating the state champion from Nevada 7-0.
Another strong performer for the Warriors was senior Grant-Ivision Lane, who finished 4-1 at 119.
On Friday and Saturday, Del Norte will take part at a challenging tournament in Redding.
Schaad said the event will feature top wrestlers from the North Coast Section as well as from Oregon.
Sign ups for the 2009 Del Norte Little League are set to begin on Saturday.
The first session is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mary Peacock Elementary School, located at 1720 Arlington Dr. in Crescent City.
Boys ages 5-12 and girls 5-16 are eligible. An original certified birth certificate for verification and a copy are required at the time of registration (Hospital certificates are not accepted).
Other sign-up dates are on Jan. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mary Peacock.
The cost is :
T-Ball $55 per child.
Minors $65 per child.
Majors through Seniors is $75 per child.
Multiple Child Family Discount: Full price for the first child, $10 discount for each additional child.
Payment must be made at the time of registration. For more information and forms, please visit, delnortelittle
All interested coaches, managers, volunteers and, umpires please attend a registration day.
Cody Hoffman scores 24 for Del Norte in loss
CRESCENT CITY — The Del Norte High Warriors varsity basketball team could not pull out another close win at home Monday evening.
Cody Hoffman dunks the ball in for Del Norte High against Hoopa at home during the first quarter on Monday. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
After winning by a point each the past two games, the Warriors fell to Little 4 power Hoopa 55-54.
With Del Norte up by as much as seven points in the fourth quarter, the Hoopa Warriors went on a run in the final minutes, capped off by a basket with three seconds left to give them the one-point win.
“It’s a bummer,” Del Norte head coach Scott Alexander said. “We had it and gave it away. It was lack of execution.”
Despite the loss, Del Norte Warrior seniors Cody Hoffman and Chris Davidson were bright spots.
DN junior Lauryn Lesina puts down 26 points in win
CRESCENT CITY— Short- handed with only eight players suited up Monday evening, the Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team came back from a five-point halftime deficit to down Hoopa 52-47 at home.
Lexie Nelson of Del Norte High moves the ball towards the basket against Hoopa at home Monday night. Del Norte won the game 52-47. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Down 22-17 at the half, Del Norte went on a tear at the end of the third and most of the fourth, taking a 14-point lead at 50-36 in the middle of the fourth quarter. While Hoopa was able to whittle the lead down, Del Norte hung tough for the five-point win to improve to 7-6 for the year.
Del Norte head coach Buzz McCulloch commended his squad for playing well despite the lack of available players. With key contributors Jaclyn Hadfield and Krista Haban out sick and unable to play, the Warriors had to play the contest short two. Two players, Lauryn Lesina and Kaylie Rook played the entire game.
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.
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