South county basketball scores from Friday night Feb. 11, 2011

Siskiyous women 102, Redwoods 51
Redwoods men 83, Siskiyous 79

High school boys
Weed 54, Etna 19
Mount Shasta 61, Fall River 56
Dunsmuir 59, Big Valley 50
Dunsmuir JV 63, Big Valley 52

High school girls
Fall River 44, Mount Shasta 41
Weed JV  48, Etna 32

Weed High School’s varsity boys clinched the Shasta Cascade League championship with a 54-19 win over Etna Friday night in Weed.

The Cougars improved to 9-0 with one game to play, Feb. 18 at Mount Shasta.
Senior Mykeil White’s summation of what makes this year’s Cougars click was similar to what many said after the Etna game:?“Our defense and our ability to work together as a team.”

“This team is not the scoring threat we were last year,” said Liam Hagarty. “But you can always play defense. We always work hard and have great chemistry.”

Tim Jaegel scored 22 points and had 4 steals and 5 assists in Mount Shasta’s 61-56 win at Fall River.

The Bears finished the week 7-2 in league and will finish alone in second regardless of the outcome of the final game.

Kegan Snure added 11 points for the Bears and Brad Thomas 8.

The Dunsmuir Tiger boys defeated Big Valley in Bieber, 59-50, as Daniel Ballard and Jake Mekeel scored 14 points each, Christian DeLeon scored 11, and Collin Lattanzio had 7 points and 10 rebounds.

Dunsmuir improved to 4-4 in league and 10-10 overall. The Tigers are tied for third place with Butte Valley, who they’ll host Tuesday, Feb. 15, before finishing the regular season with a home game against Surprise Valley Friday the 18th.

Mount Shasta’s varsity girls continued their strong play late in the season. After knocking off Etna Tuesday, the Bears took league champion Fall River to the limit Friday night in McArthur but came up short, 44-41.

With one regular season game to play, Fall River finished the week 8-1, Etna 6-3, Modoc 6-3, and Mount Shasta 5-4.

The Bears finish the season at home Friday against Weed, which has yet to win this season.

Things tightened up this past week in the Golden Valley Conference women’s standings after Lassen stopped Butte’s undefeated streak and Siskiyous blew Redwoods away Friday night in Weed, 102-51.

Butte was 6-1 going into Saturday’s game against Redwoods, Siskiyous was 6-2 and Shasta was 5-2.

Siskiyous plays at Shasta Wednesday, Feb. 16.

The Eagles made 14 three-point shots against Redwoods, four each by Lauryn Lesina and Natalie Smith and three by Shannon Cassidy.

Michelle Hoehn finished with 19 points, Lesina 18, Smith 16, Cassidy 16, and Tocqouri Nelson 11.

Weed’s JV girls, on the other hand, are undefeated in league and have clinched the 2011 championship. They defeated Etna Friday night in Weed, 48-32, as Karene Marshall scored 20 points and Marielle Schnack 12.

Weed also won at Burney Tuesday, 51-43. Marshall scored 20 in that game also, Jillian Neel 15 and Jeni Cheffey 8.

Dunsmuir’s JV boys also won at Big Valley, 63-52, to improve to 4-3 in league. Orion McRee scored 15, Justin DeClusin 12, Kyle Rooney 11, Mason Mekeel 9, Jeff Rhoades 8, Cody Hagedon 6, and Jacob Greeno 2.

Mekeel had 12 rebounds and 4 assists, DeClusin had 12 rebounds, Rooney had 10 rebounds and 3 steals, Jeff Rhoades had 7 rebounds, and Hagedon had 5 assists.