The Santa Cruz Warriors improved to 5-0 — their best start in franchise history — with a 115-112 win over the host Northern Arizona Suns on Wednesday night.
Kendrick Nunn scored a game-high 26 points and Darrius Morris added 25 to make up for the absence of two-way player Damion Lee, who joined Golden State late last week.
The Warriors also scored close wins over the Agua Caliente Clippers and Iowa Wolves on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10, respectively.
Two-way player Marcus Derrickson led the team with 23 points against the Clippers, while Nunn came off the bench to score 32 points in the Warriors’ win over the Wolves.
Santa Cruz will try to win its sixth straight tonight against the South Bay Lakers at Kaiser Permanente Area. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.
• Shasta 3, Mt. Madonna 0 - Paola Jacobs had 24 kills and 16 digs, and Mara Peruzzi added nine kills and seven digs but the No. 7-seeded Hawks could not keep pace with the No. 2-seeded Wolves in the quarterfinals of the NorCal Division IV playoffs on Nov. 8.
The scores were: 25-21, 25-20, 26-24.
Mt. Madonna finished the year with a 17-11 overall record.
It also won the program’s third Central Coast Section Championship, besting Notre Dame-Salinas for the D-V title in a five-game thriller.
Peruzzi, an All-Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League First Team selection and four-year varsity starter, will be the team’s lone graduating senior.