The Crescent City Jaycees 45th Annual 8th Grade Basketball Tournament is formally upon Del Norte County. Bring on the upsets!
Crescent Elk A’s Chee Shorty scored 16 points to help the Cougars defeat University Prep, 46-44. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
In the AA division, Crescent Elk A trailed University Prep by eight points at the start of the fourth quarter but rallied to a 46-44 victory. The Cougars were the No. 8 seed in the bracket, University Prep the No. 1 seed.
“They dictated the pace of the game,” Crescent Elk A coach John Horner said. “They persevered.”
In the A-1 division, Smith River Blue held a 32-24 halftime lead before ultimately losing to Azalea, 67-59.
In the A-2 division, Redwood Red lost to Mendocino, 32-31, amid a controversial finish.
Scores for the Crescent Elk B/Monument contest in the B-1 division and Redwood White/Douglas City contest in the C division were unavailable at press time.