Saturday hoops roundup: St. Bernard’s girls, Eureka girls win tourney championships; Arcata boys fall short against Lincoln

Arcata High boys basketball’s Dylan Kile looks to score during a game against Lincoln, Saturday afternoon at McKinelyville High. (Jose Quezada — For the Times-Standard)
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Women’s college basketball: Monterey Bay 62 Humboldt 55

The Humboldt State women’s basketball team chipped away most of a 19-point deficit entering the fourth-quarter but couldn’t overcome a tough night offensively as it fell 62-55 on the road at CCAA foe Cal State Monterey Bay, Saturday afternoon.

Humboldt outscored Monterey 19-7 in the final frame, but it wasn’t enough to undue previous damage as the ‘Jacks scored 14-or-less points in each of the first three quarters.

Alexia Thrower led the ‘Jacks with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Madeline Hatch likewise scored 14 points and finished with 3 rebounds and Tyra Turner, 13 points and 7 assists.

Katie Fitzgerald led Monterey with 16 points while teammate Sylvia Vartazarian chipped in 12 more.

Humboldt (7-2, 3-1) will host San Francisco State on Thursday.

Men’s college basketball: Monterey Bay 76 Humboldt 71

The Humboldt State men’s basketball team let slip a 10-point halftime lead on the road as Cal State Monterey Bay outscored the ‘Jacks by 15 in the final half en route to a 76-71 win, Saturday afternoon.

Robert Lewis led the ‘Jacks with 19 points while Leland Green finished with 17 in the loss, Humboldt’s second in a row. Charlie Tooley led Monterey with 21 points.

Humboldt (5-4, 1-3) will host San Francisco State on Thursday

Women’s JC basketball: Redwoods 67 San Mateo 58

Breesia Northern, after missing multiple games due to injury, came off the bench in the second-half and scored 11 points to help the College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team to its sixth-straight win, 67-58 Saturday afternoon against San Mateo at the Shasta College Crossover.

Juliana Ortega-Miranda led Redwoods with 15 points. Darienne Kartes topped doubled-digits with 10 points in the win.

“We needed someone to take control in the second-half and (Northern) did that for us,” Redwoods head coach Jain Tuey said.

Now in her third year as head coach of Redwoods, Tuey says her current group is her best all-around team.

“We just have more all-around basketball players, players who can do a number of things well,” she said.

Redwoods (8-2) will host Ohlone College Saturday at 4 p.m.

Girls prep basketball: St. Bernard’s 50 Marin Academy 24

The St. Bernard’s girls basketball team will return home as champions as the Crusaders doubled up Marin Academy 5-24 in the title game of the Marin Academy Tournament, Saturday afternoon.

St. Bernard’s improves to 4-0 with Saturday’s road-win. No statistics were provided before this edition went to press. The Crusaders will travel south to face Laytonville on Tuesday.

Eureka 48 Ukiah 39

Kellina Pratton scored 16 points to lead the Eureka High girls basketball team to a 48-39 win over Napa in the championship game of the Piner Gold Rush Tournament, Saturday night.

Naiya Anderson and Carly Boynton each scored 10 points for Eureka (5-1) in the win.

Sophia Chalmers earned Tournament MVP honors.

Eureka will host Ukiah on Tuesday.

McKinleyville 62 Mazama 41

Rayn Tripp shot 70 percent from the field and scored 16 points led the McKinleyville High girls basketball team to its first win of the season, 62-41 over Mazama Saturday afternoon at Arcata High.

Rian Heenan scored 11 for McKinleyville (1-3) in the win.

The Panthers will open the Windsor High Tournament next Thursday against Windsor.

Boys prep basketball: Fortuna 68 St. Helena 55

The Fortuna High boys basketball team finished up its stay at the Sutter Home Invitational with a 68-55 win over St. Helena Saturday afternoon, improving to 2-1 overall.

Fernando Atilano led Fortuna with 16 points in the win.

Huskies head coach Tony Miles this year’s team has one gear — go.

“They are all about energy and playing fast,” Miles said.

Fortuna will compete in the Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament (AIBT) next week. The Huskies will open against Antioch on Thursday.

Eureka 72 Ukiah 52

Jaeden Thayer scored 16 points and hit a trio of 3-pointers to lead Eureka to its first win of the season, 72-52 against Ukiah Saturday afternoon at the Fred Iten Tournament.

Jackson Giacone scored 12 points in the win and CJ Chaidez, 9.

Eureka (1-2) will play Hoopa Valley on Tuesday.

McKinleyville 70 South Fork 60

T-Ryan Stumpf scored 21 points, Thomas Locatelli added 20 more and the McKinleyville High boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season, downing visiting South Fork 70-60 Saturday morning on the final day of the McKinleyville Tip-Off Tournament.

Michael Boatright scored 8 points in the win while Jack Clancy chipped in 6 more for McKinleyville (1-2).

Lincoln 63 Arcata 45

Niko Zambas scored 15 points but it wasn’t enough as the Arcata High boys basketball team fell 63-45 to Lincoln in the championship-round of the McKinleyville Tip-Off Tournament, Saturday afternoon at McKinleyville High.

Arcata (3-1) will open the AIBT against Red Bluff on Thursday.

 

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