Four Arcata players scored in double digits on Monday night, as the Tigers defeated Hoopa 64-24 in boys’ basketball.

Niko Zambas and Braden Bento-Jackson each scored 11 points in the win, while Dylan Kile and Marcus Bensen each scored 10.

The Tigers quickly took control of the game, outscoring the Warriors 21-6 in the first quarter and stretching the lead to 24 by halftime.

John Smith led the Warriors with eight points.

In other basketball action on Monday, the McKinleyville girls fell 53-46 at Red Bluff.

Ruan Heenan scored a team-high 13 points for the Panthers, who struggled to shoot in their season opener.

The Mack girls fought back in the second half, cutting the deficit to just three on a couple of occasions, but that was as close as they would come.

Rayn Tripp scored nine points in the loss, while Victoria Claros scored eight, including the Panthers’ only 3-pointer.

At Eureka, meanwhile, four games scheduled for Tuesday were canceled due to the weather.

The JV and varsity boys were scheduled to play Cloverdale, and the JV and varsity girls were scheduled to play Hoopa.


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