The Weed High School boys, Mount Shasta High School girls and College of the Siskiyous women's basketball teams all finished the week either in first place in their respective leagues or within half a game. List of recent sports photo galleries included in this article.
The Mount Shasta High School girls basketball inched closer to the top of the Shasta Cascade League standings with a 56-44 victory over Fall River Friday night in front of a large Carnival crowd in Robert E. Novo Gymnasium.
Mount Shasta’s boys then kept their hopes for a second straight SCL title alive with a thrilling 56-53 win over the Bulldogs.
Both Mount Shasta teams had lost close games to Fall River in the SCL opener.
Mount Shasta’s boys had also lost a close-as-can-be home game to league-leading Weed earlier in the week, 48-47, which put them into must-win territory Friday night.
Weed’s boys, after winning their first five SCL games in a row, lost to Trinity in Weaverville Friday night, 75-52.
The Cougars, who also won a non-league game against visiting Mercy of Red Bluff Wednesday night, 75-52, finished the week 5-1 in league play and still atop the standings.
The Cougars travel to Fall River on Tuesday to face the second place Bulldogs (5-2).
Mount Shasta (4-2) plays at Etna (2-4) Tuesday. Everyone agrees that Etna will be a bigger challenge than their record indicates down the stretch now that their leading scorer from a year ago, Ryan Hicks, has returned to the team.
Trinity (3-2) has also put itself back in the hunt after an 0-2 league start. Because of an earlier postponement, Mount Shasta and Trinity are scheduled to face each twice in one week, Feb. 10 in Weaverville and Feb. 16 in Mount Shasta.
Mount Shasta’s girls (5-1) badly needed their win against Fall River to keep pace with the Bulldogs (6-1) in the SCL standings.
Tuesday’s game at Etna (5-2) is another big one for the Bears, who improved their overall record to 10-8 last week, including a 38-27 win over Weed.
Weed’s girls finished the week 2-4 in league after losing Friday night at Trinity, 42-35.
Dunsmuir’s varsity boys team had a tough week, losing three Evergreen League games, 67-36, at home against Tulelake on Tuesday night, then on the road Wednesday at Butte Valley (60-49) ad Friday at Happy Camp (69-54).
Dunsmuir’s girls also lost to Tulelake and Butte Valley.
College of the Siskiyous
The College of the Siskiyous women ended the week as co-leaders in the Golden Valley Conference after home court wins over Feathery River (72-54 on Wednesday) and Lassen (113-86 on Saturday).
Now 4-1 in conference, they travel to Butte this Wednesday, Feb. 3, for a big game against one of the other top GVC teams.
The Siskiyous’ men got into the win column for the first time in this year’s GVC with a 92-77 win Saturday night over Lassen. Following Wednesday’s 90-63 loss to Feather River, the Eagle men ended the week 1-4 in conference play.
Also this weekend there were wall to wall crowds Friday and Saturday in the Sisson School gymnasium for the annual Cubco Boys Basketball Tournament.
Cubco tourney at Sisson Elementary
The host Sisson “A” team won a thriller over Grant of Redding in a second round game on Friday, then had two chances to get to the championship game, but lost to Evergreen and Grant.
In Sisson’s first win ever over Grant, according to coach Dave Schmidt, Collin Cool made the winning two-point shot in the final seconds then got swarmed by his teammates.
Weed’s “A”?team won twice and lost to the two Redding teams, Evergreen and Grant, who played for the championship Saturday evening.
In the “B”?team bracket, the combined team from Golden Eagle Charter School and Siskiyou Christian advanced to the championship game with wins over Yreka and Dunsmuir. Golden Eagle then fell to Grant in Saturday’s finale, 35-29.
Dunsmuir’s “B” team opened with a win over Sisson, lost to Golden Eagle, then defeated Evergreen in Saturday’s third place game.
Recent sports photo galleries posted on mtshastanews.com: