When March goes mad

Robert Husseman, The Triplicate

The Crescent City Jaycees 45th Annual 8th Grade Basketball Tournament is formally upon Del Norte County. Bring on the upsets!

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.

In the C division, Crescent Elk C advanced with a 45-21 win over Freshwater. The Cougars will play Grenada, which beat KRECR/Foursquare 72-5. Smith River White fell to Loleta, 46-41.

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.

Check out Thursday's Triplicate for additional bracket information.

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