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Denair finishes fourth in home tourney
Linden takes championship
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Dominyc Silva, pictured here during Denair's round one game against Tioga, notched 34 points in the Coyotes final tournament matchup against Hughson High on Saturday. - photo by Journal file photo

The Denair Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament concluded Saturday, with the host team coming in fourth place after the Coyotes fell to the Hughson Huskies, 51-57, on Saturday.

Despite senior Dominyc Silva's 34-point effort, the Coyotes just couldn't handle the Huskies.

“Unfortunately his big game wasn’t enough to take down Hughson,” said Denair assistant head coach Garett Elliott. “The tournament has been going on for years and always gets a good showing from local teams. It is a fun time for our school to host seven other basketball programs in our gym.”

Linden High took the tournament championship after defeating Millennium High, 58-36, on Saturday.

After losing to eventual champions Linden in the first round, then coming back to defeat Turlock Christian High in day two, the Delhi High Hawks finished the three-day tournament with a win over Waterford, 53-23, on Saturday.

“To go to the tournament with two wins was a good thing for such a young team,” Delhi head coach Eugene Drummond said. “I think in each game of the tournament we had different sophomores lead us in scoring. Juniors were right there with them and everyone received equal playing time as always.”

Turlock Christian boys were having a rough time in the tournament, losing to Hughson 50-73 on day one and then Delhi on day two. In the final day of play, the Eagle notched win, however, it was by forfeit when Tioga High failed to show.

Denair High will host Turlock Christian High in a non-conference matchup at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Delhi High will next compete in a three-day tournament starting Friday at Columbia Junior College.