When March goes mad

Written by Robert Husseman, The Triplicate March 04, 2013 03:49 pm

Crescent Elk A’s Chee Shorty scored 16 points to help the Cougars defeat University Prep, 46-44.
Crescent Elk A’s Chee Shorty scored 16 points to help the Cougars defeat University Prep, 46-44. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
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. 

Crescent Elk A’s Nigel Hintz scored 14 points in the Cougars’ victory over University Prep.
Crescent Elk A’s Nigel Hintz scored 14 points in the Cougars’ victory over University Prep. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
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. 

KRECR/Foursquare’s Kes-e-loh McQuillen handles the ball against Grenada.
KRECR/Foursquare’s Kes-e-loh McQuillen handles the ball against Grenada. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Check out Thursday’s Triplicate for additional bracket information.

 

 

 

Smith River Blue’s Corey Gardner angles for a layup against Azalea.
Smith River Blue’s Corey Gardner angles for a layup against Azalea. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson