Happy Camp High School


Boys Basketball Champions 2018

Boys Basketball Champions 2018

CIF Basketball Championships 2018

Happy Camp Northern Section Championship Games  3-3-18


                The last time the Happy Camp Indians were in the Championship game was in 2004 when the Indians completed an incredible run of three straight championships. 2002 HC 69-Loyalton 51; 2003 HC 67-Butte Valley 56 and 2004 HC 65-Redding Christian 42. The last time the Lady Indians were in the Championship game was in 2008 when the Indians lost in overtime to Greenville 47-53.

Happy Camp Indians 45-Butte Valley Bulldogs 32

                The Indians entered the playoffs with a 9-7 record and defeated Greenville 70-51 on Feb 20 and traveled to Princeton on Feb 22 to win 73-60 to advance to the Championship game. The Indians played the Bulldogs twice during the regular season losing 51-56 at home on Jan 16 and winning 55-49 on Feb 9 in Butte Valley.

                Players on this year’s Indian team include seniors Chuuk Harrison, Aaron Tuttle, Shaye McCartney, Dakota Estep and Dichquo Moon; juniors Tucker Welter, Brad Hahn, Devin Jackson, Jordan McCartney, Elijah Triance and Lance Hillman; sophomore Keelan Hahn; frosh Kohl Williams, Cyliss Bailey, Keven Garcia and Timmy Watson. The captains were Harrison, Tuttle and S McCartney.

1st Quarter Indians 5-Bulldogs 6

                The Indians scored the first 5 points of the game. With 3:49 left in the quarter the Bulldogs scored the last six, with the final basket scored as time ran out, the Bulldogs led 5-6 at the end of one. Harrison scored 2, S McCartney 2 and Tuttle 1

2nd Quarter Indians 15-Bulldogs 19

                The Indians started the second quarter the same way they started the first, by scored the first 5 points. The Indians lead dwindled until a Bulldog basket with less than 20 seconds to go gave the Bulldogs a 14-16 lead at the half. Missed opportunities (read that missed lay-ups) and poor free throw shooting (1-6 1st qtr and 2-5 2nd qtr) kept the Indians from a better offensive game. Harrison scored 4, Tuttle a long 3 and Williams 2.

3rd Quarter Indians 25-Bulldogs 26

                The Bulldogs scored the first 4 points of the quarter and when both Tuttle and Williams picked up their 3rd foul with 6:50 to go, things looked bleak for the tribe. Tuttle took over the quarter by scoring 9 points in less than a three minute span to give the Indians a 25-24 lead. Of course the Bulldogs scored the last two points to lead 25-26 at the end of three. Tuttle scored 9 on some acrobatic layups and Harrison scored 2.

4th Quarter Indians 45-Bulldogs 32

                With the season and the Championship at stake, the Indians needed a big 4th quarter to head back home with the win. Williams hit a long three to tie the game at 28 and less than a minute later Williams drained another three to put the tribe in front 33-30 to give the Indians a lead they would not relinquish. This time the Indians scored the last 6 points of the game via free throws (4-16 in the first 3 qtrs and 6-6 in the 4th) 2 by Tuttle, 2 by Williams and the last two by Dakota Estep. The Indians won the Championship 45-32 going away. Williams scored 8, Tuttle and Harrison 4 each and S McCartney and Estep scored 2 each.

                Scorers for the game for the Indians: Tuttle 17 (5-6 free throws, 9 points in the third quarter), Harrison 12 (2-7), Williams 10 (2-4 and 8 points in the deciding 4th quarter), S McCartney 4 and Estep 2 (2-6). Only Harrison and Tuttle scored in every quarter.

                The Indians brought home another Championship. Four players: Harrison, Tuttle, S McCartney and Estep will finish the high school careers. We will miss them but we won’t forget them or the Championship team of 2018.



Lady Indians 38-Surprise Valley 41

                The last time the Lady Indians were in the Championship game was in 2008 with the Indians lost in overtime to Greenville 53-47. It is very hard to defeat the same team three times in the same year. The Indians defeat the Hornets 53-51 in overtime on Jan 19 and 50-43 on Feb 13. The third time was not a charm for the Indians.

                Players on the Lady Indians team include seniors Madison Offield, Brittany Barnett and Emily Stone; juniors Kaylee McIntyre, Mariah Mattson, Royale Pinassi and Sequoyah Darden; sophomores Katelyn McIntyre and Chelsea Post. The captains were Offield and Stone.

1st Quarter HC 6-SV 8

                The Indians led 6-4 with 3:41 left in the first quarter but the Hornets scored the last four to lead 6-8 after one. Missed opportunities (once again lay-ups and free throws) didn’t help the Indians cause. The Hornets only had six players and it was a bit of a surprise that the Indians didn’t press and apply more pressure and aggressiveness to wear down their opponent. Indian scorers: Barnett 3, Offield 2 and Kaylee 1.

2nd Quarter HC 15-SV 19

                The Indians couldn’t catch up and never led in this quarter. Hornets star player, Sydney Miller received her 3rd foul with 6:43 to go but the Indians failed to take advantage. Poor free throw shooting (1-6 in the qtr) continued to contribute to the Indians lack of offensive firepower. Scorers: Mattson 3, Barnett 2, Offield 2 and Stone 2

3rd Quarter HC 29-SV 29

                The Indians scored 14 points in the quarter, almost as much they scored in the first two quarters. With 1:08 to go in the third, Mattson hit a bucket to tie the game 29-29 heading into the final quarter. Madison Offield scored 7 points including a three point play the hard way, Mattson 4, Barnett 2 and Katelyn 1.

4th Quarter HC 38-SV 41

                Miller finally fouled out with :39 left but it was too little too late. Miller scored three baskets and four free throws in the quarter and led the Hornets to the three point Championship win. Scorers: Barnett 4, Katelyn 2, Pinassi 2 and Darden 1.

                The Indians played their hearts out and had a good chance to win this game. Some questions continue to need answers: Why didn’t either of our best scorers score in the final deciding quarter? Why didn’t we play a box and one on Miller? After Miller received her third foul early in the third quarter, why didn’t we attack her position and force her to foul again? We played hard, we did our best and we will be back again.

                Offield, Barnett and Stone will graduate and move on; we wish you the best in all of your future endeavors and regardless of what happens, you will always have a special place in our hearts.

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