The Lumberjacks women’s basketball team is off to its best start in five years after sweeping a pair of games at the HSU Thanksgiving Classic over the weekend.

The Jacks defeated Notre Dame de Namur 62-49, and followed that with a 63-47 win over Dominican, improving to 6-1 on the young season, their best start since going 14-1 in 2014/15.

The Jacks, who are 2-0 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, will return to conference play this week, traveling for games at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Monterey on Thursday and Saturday.

Alexia Thrower continues to lead the way for the Jacks in several statistical categories, including scoring 22.3 points a game.

Thrower also leads the team with 11.1 rebounds a game, as well as 15 steals and two blocked shots.

Teammate Gabrielle Carbajal also is averaging double digits in scoring with 10.1 points a game.

The HSU men, meanwhile, will also travel for a pair of conference games this week at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Monterey.

This past weekend, Humboldt State defeated Portland Bible 92-61 with five players scoring in double digits, led by Jackson Strong’s 13 points.

The Jacks are 5-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play.


Ray Hamill writes at, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.