The Hayfork boys basketball team (14-8, 12-1) went 2-1 last week to maintain its first-place hold on the Evergreen League with playoffs approaching.
On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Timberjacks took to the road to defeat Surprise Valley 74-42. Hayfork jumped out to a 23-4 lead after one quarter and a 40-18 lead at halftime.
At home Friday, Feb. 7, Hayfork defeated Butte Valley 67-48. Hayfork posted an 18-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, then the two teams played it even for two quarters before the Timberjacks would outscore the Bulldogs 24-14 in the fourth.
Hayfork was upended on the road to start the week, falling 61-58 to Happy Camp. Hayfork led 12-10 after the first quarter, but Happy Camp would pull into the lead and by the end of the third quarter led 48-38. The Timberjacks would rally in the fourth but ultimately come up short.
Hayfork girls basketball
The Lady Jacks (10-9, 9-2) also went 2-1 in games last week to maintain a hold on second place in the Evergreen League and set up a Valentine’s Day showdown at league-leading Tulelake.
On Saturday, Feb. 8, Hayfork got off to a slow start, trailing 15-1 at the end of the first quarter. From there the two teams played it pretty even, with host Surprise Valley coming out with the 48-37 victory. Vanessa Patton scored 12 points, Alexis Smith posted 10 and Madison Balbini nine.
At home Friday, Feb. 7, Hayfork trailed 21-17 at halftime, but used an 18-9 third quarter to take the lead en route to 48-42 win. Smith scored 21, Olivia Balbini 13 and Linda Grisso seven.
The Lady Jacks scored a 54-32 league win at Happy Camp on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Hayfork led 9-5 at the end of the first quarter, 20-13 at halftime, and put the game away with a 25-11 run in the third quarter to take a 45-24 lead entering the final quarter. Patton scored 20 points, Grisso 13 points, and Smith added 12 points.
Trinity boys basketball
The Wolves (9-17, 2-6) dropped two road games last week.
On Friday, Feb. 7, at Mt. Shasta, Trinity would carry a 47-45 lead into the fourth quart but were unable to close it out, falling 62-55.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Trinity again led early, 11-7 after one quarter at Weed. But the Cougars would roar back, cruising to a 70-48 victory.
The JV Wolves lost to Weed 46-26.
Trinity girls basketball
The Lady Wolves (16-10, 5-3) split a pair or road games this past week.
On Friday, Feb. 7, Trinity fell behind 22-14 at halftime and trailed 36-22 after three at Mt. Shasta before succumbing 49-39.
The Lady Wolves picked up a 52-41 league win at Weed on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Brynn Scribner led Trinity with 17 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and a steal; Kaitlyn Hamilton scored 15 points, had seven steals, three assists and two rebounds; and Aubrey Prunty added 10 points, five steals, four rebounds and three assists. Ella Ross also posted five steals, four rebounds and three assists while scoring four against the Cougars.
The JV Lady Wolves lost 47-23 at Mt. Shasta.
High school sports schedule
Feb. 14: Hayfork girls basketball at Tulelake*, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 14: Hayfork boys basketball at Tulelake*, 5 p.m.
Feb. 14: Trinity girls basketball at Etna, JV/Varsity, 4 p.m.
Feb. 14: Trinity boys basketball at Etna, JV/Varsity, 4 p.m.
Feb. 15: Trinity wrestling, Division Championships at Modoc High School in Alturas
Feb. 18-20-25: NSCIF boys basketball playoffs
Feb 19-21-26: NSCIF girls basketball playoffs
Feb. 21-22: Trinity wrestling, Section Championships at Redding Civic Center