The 14th annual CR Athletics Dinner and Sports Auction will take place on Aug. 10th at the CR Gymnasium. This event is a benefit for CR student athletes. This year's honoree and featured speaker is Dave Mogni.
Hungerford Era Begins for Redwoods Basketball:
New Redwoods men's basketball coach Aaron Hungerford officially took the reins from Justin Mora this week. Hungerford, originally from Visalia, played collegiately at Humboldt State for the late Tom Wood. Following his playing career, Hungerford was an assistant at Redwoods under then head coach Skip Gleason. He went on the become the head boy's varsity coach at McKinleyville High School, before returning to his alma mater HSU as an assistant under current coach Steve Kinder. Hungerford had just completed his first year as CR's head women's coach before accepting the men's post.
Mora steps down, Hungerford next man up to lead CR Men’s Hoops:
After a productive six-year stint, Justin Mora has stepped down as the Head Men’s Basketball coach at CR. The Corsairs were 64-86 under Mora, playing an exciting brand of basketball. He is walking away to focus more time on his ranching/cattle business.
“I really appreciate (CR Athletic Director) Joe Hash giving me the opportunity to coach at College of the Redwoods. I had a great experience, and I’ll cherish m...y time at Redwoods,” stated Mora.
CR did not go far to find Mora’s replacement. In fact it was just one office door down to be precise. Aaron Hungerford has been named as Mora’s replacement. Hungerford served as the Head Women’s coach at CR last season, having replaced Doug Oliveira. Hungerford played collegiately at HSU from 2000-2005. He was also an assistant on Coach Kinder’s staff at HSU from 2011-2015 prior to his hiring at CR.
“I’m excited to take on this new challenge. There have been a lot of good coaches before me. I have huge shoes to fill. Coach Mora did a great job the last six years. He’s left the program in a great place,” said Hungerford.
Upon being offered the job, Hungerford immediately thought of the Women’s team recruits that he had already been recruiting for next season.
“My first thoughts were about the young women that I had already been recruiting, and the relationships that I had begun to build with them.”
Moving forward as the head coach, Hungerford has a vision to truly cater to his student-athletes:
“Our goal will be to win the Golden Valley Conference. I want to ensure that we will continue to improve academically. I want our players to have a plan moving forward. That’s what the Community College experience is all about.”
Corsaris Lose in Overtime
Susanville >> Playing in its first overtime game since mid-November, the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team came up just short of winning its second straight Golden Valley Conference game in a 87-85 loss to Lassen College on Thursday night.
Redwoods sophomore forward Vari Bonney finished with a game-high 22 points, while sophomore forward Will Ingersoll had 20 and sophomore guard Tule O’Rourke chipped in 19 and hit a pair of 3-pointers....
CR freshman guard Logan Thrap added 11 and also knocked down a pair of treys.
Lassen Jason Moore scored a team-high 17 points and recorded four of the Cougars’ 11 3-pointers in the victory.
With the loss, the Corsairs’ fifth in the last six games since their conference-opening win over Butte last month, Redwoods fell to 2-5 in the GVC and 8-14 overall. CR faces conference leader Feather River College on Saturday afternoon.