Humboldt County is producing some pretty good girls basketball right now and the McDermitt High School basketball team is showing the 1A it is one of the best teams in the state.
The Lady Bulldogs ran their winning streak to eight games and improved to 6-0 in the 1A East, after a pair of road wins last weekend.
McDermitt, who improved to 11-2 overall, cruised past Jackpot 58-14 on Friday and Wells 50-31 on Saturday to stay in front in the 1A East.
In the victory over Jackpot, Sophomore Kiarra Crutcher nearly doubled up Jackpot by herself, with a season-high 27 point in the victory.
McDermitt’s Kiarra Crutcher drives to the basket for a layup during a home game earlier in the year. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 6-0 in the 1A East after wins this past weekend against Jackpot and Wells.
In all, 10 players scored for the Lady Bulldogs, as Reign Crutcher added seven points, Laeloni Tobey six and Alexis Scott five.
Sadie Hinkey contributed four points, Brianna Sherburn, Vina Tom, Riata Palmer and Melissa Hunter each scored two points and Cierra Smart had one point.
McDermitt moved over to Wells on Saturday afternoon and finished the season sweep of the Leopards with a 50-31 win.
All seven teams in the 1A East qualify for the regional tournament, with the No. 1 seed receiving a bye into the semifinals in Spring Creek on Feb. 16-17.
McDermitt leads at 6-0, followed by Eureka at 6-1, Owyhee (5-2), Wells (3-4), Lund 2-5), Carlin (1-5) and Jackpot (0-6).
McDermitt and Eureka meet on Feb. 9, in Eureka in a battle for the top seed. The regional tournament begins at home sites on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
McDermitt is busy this week with three games, which included a trip to Carlin for a make-up game that was postponed earlier in the year due to weather and road conditions.
McDermitt hosts Owyhee on Thursday at 5 p.m. and Carlin on Friday at 5 p.m.