The Tigers hosted Butte Valley on Tuesday, losing the contest 70-49. Dunsmuir will face Surprise Valley at home at 6 p.m. Thursday, weather dependent.

The Dunsmuir Tigers basketball team went 0-3 in Evergreen League action at home last week,

On Tuesday, Jan, 7, the Tigers fell to the Tulelake Honkers 73-65.

“We missed out on some early opportunities for easy baskets by missing layups in transition,” Dunsmuir head coach  Jake Mekeel said.

Ramon Strandberg led the Tigers with 20 points.

Mekeel commended Gabe Hernandez for his performance.

“He played the best defense I have seen all year from one of my players,” Mekeel said. He was matched up with their best scorer and held him to two points in the second half which allowed us to come back and make the game close.

Friday night, Dunsmuir lost to Big Valley 76-45. The Tigers were in the game until the fourth quarter when they were outscored 17-2. Against Hayfork on Saturday, Dunsmuir outscored their opponent 18-8 in the third quarter, with the score. 46-40 in favor of Hayfork heading into the fourth quarter. The Timberjacks outscored the Tigers  18-6 in the fourth to earn the 18-point win 64-46.

 “We are having a tough time finishing all four quarters which is something we are working on,” Mekeel said.

He added that Noah Snell did a good job in the two games “leading our team offensively and opening other options on the court for our big man, Ramon Strandberg.” Mekeel said that  Robert Holland has returned from injury which helped.

“He helps us stretch the floor with the ability to knock down the three-pointer for us,” he said.

The squad fell to 1-12 overall and 0-5 in the league play.

The Tigers hosted Butte Valley on Tuesday, losing the contest 70-49. Dunsmuir will face Surprise Valley at home at 6 p.m. Thursday, weather dependent. Surprise Valley and Dunsmuir are both winless in the Evergreen League, with the Hornets still looking for their first win of the season.