College of the Siskiyous kept its hopes alive for a share of the Golden Valley Conference women’s basketball championship with an 83-71 win at Shasta in Redding Wednesday night.
The Eagles improved to 7-2 in conference and 15-9 overall. They’re one game behind Butte (8-1, 20-6), which finishes the regular season at home against Shasta (5-4) Saturday night.
Siskiyous hosts Feather River (2-7) Saturday in Weed, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The COS men lost at Shasta, 74-68.
Coach Tom Powers said it was nice to take two from Shasta this season, but he also asked Knights coach Jerry Brown “to get hot” at Butte Saturday.
Four Eagles scored in double figures Wednesday night, led by Michelle Hoehn’s 18. Lauryn Lesina, Alyssa Scala and Joeterricka Grant scored 13 each, and Natalie Smith 11.
Powers said the Eagles got a good lead, let Shasta back in the game, “as usual,”?then took control.
The Eagles have won 6 of their last 7 games and are 14-3 since starting the season 1-6.
Powers said he’ll attend the postseason seeding meeting on Monday and hopes the Eagles will get in.