The South Fork JVs lost two games last week, falling 72-53 to Arcata at home on Wednesday and 45-36 in Hoopa on Friday.
"Arcata is the best team in the county and we played very well against them," said head coach Doug Moody, pleased with his squad’s 53 point offensive output against the big school powerhouse. "We weren’t really out of it until mid-way through the 4th quarter." Two Cubs fouled out at that point and Arcata took advantage, piling on the points late in the last period.
A total of 21 three-point shots were made during the contest, South Fork hitting 10 from behind the arc for the second time this season. Sophomore Grant Wick had 5 of them for 15 of his team-leading 22 points. Cole Moody had 4 with 16 total points and freshman Kevin Vandenack hit 1. Sophomore Kyle Valk had 6 points, freshman Armando Martinez had 5 and Vandenack had a total of 4 points.
Arcata 18 19 14 19 72
South Fork 22 11 6 14 53
On Friday the Cubs traveled to Hoopa for their second game against the Warriors this season. In the earlier match up in tournament play three weeks ago the Cubs lost a shootout to Hoopa 77-68, the last time the Cubs scored 30 points on long balls. On Friday the Cubs "Couldn’t buy an outside shot," according to Moody, disappointed in the cold shooting suffered on the Warriors’ home court. South Fork kept pace with Hoopa’s running game and kept the game exciting. Sophomore Cale Lehman stepped up at both ends of the court to dominate the boards and the Cubs were a strong 11 for 18 from the free throw line.
Wick again led all scorers with 20 points, Moody had 7, Martinez had 3 and Vandenack had 3. South Fork will get one more shot at the Warriors late in the season in Miranda when they hope to put everything together for a win.
South Fork 7 9 8 12 36
Hoopa Valley 10 12 11 12 45
The JV boys will play St. Bernard’s on Friday in Eureka with a 6 p.m. tip-off and are now 10-6 on the season, 0-1 in Humboldt Del Norte Little Four Conference play.