Del Norte puts up 20 points in 4th for 55-46 win
The Del Norte boys basketball team has been making a habit of comeback wins.
Brandon Japp goes up strong in the lane for two of his 11 points against St. Bernard’s in the Warriors’ 55-46 win on senior night. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
The Warriors struggled out of the gates on Wednesday against St. Bernard’s on senior night in Thunen Gym, but they were able to rally in the second half for the nine-point win.
“We didn’t play very well early,” said Del Norte head coach Blaine Lopez. “We kind of came out flat, we didn’t have any intensity and we missed a lot of easy shots to start the game again. That has kind of been a habit for us.”
Once again, the Warriors turned it on after trailing 29-22 at halftime. Brandon Japp got the team rolling with an offensive rebound and putback to spark an 8-0 Warrior run.
In the fourth quarter, junior guard Steven Maready took over the game, scoring 14 of his game-high 25 points in the final period.
The game was the seniors’ final opportunity to play in Thunen Gym. Lopez said the team is going to miss the senior group of Dylan Pease, David Sathe and Niano Santos next season.