The Mount Shasta High School boys and College of the Siskiyous women’s basketball teams both won tournament championships the weekend of Dec. 17, 2011, while Weed High School’s girls team won twice last week to improve its record to 9-1.

Weed’s boys, after losing in overtime Tuesday of last week at U-Prep in Redding, held off host Dunsmuir in an exciting game Friday night, 73-70.

Mount Shasta won all three of its games at Hamilton High School’s Marty Passaglia Tournament in Hamilton City; the closest was Friday night’s 53-51 win over Quincy. The Bears opened with a 52-41 win over host Hamilton Dec. 15, and finished by topping Etna, 69-39, on Saturday.

Paul Thelander was named tournament MVP, and Kegan Snure, who made two free throws with less than 10 seconds remaining to give the Bears their winning margin against Quincy, was all-tourney.

The Bears finished the week with a 7-4 record.

College of the Siskiyous improved to 10-2 after a pair of big wins at the Monterey Tournament in Monterey, 85-41 over Mendocino Friday night and 74-51 over Diablo Valley Saturday afternoon.

Four Eagles scored in double digits against Mendocino, while freshman post player Anna Cameron had 15 rebounds to go with 7 points and 5 steals.

Leona Steel led Siskiyous with 4 of 7 shooting from three-point range and 18 points.

Shyanna Ashworth scored 13 points to go with 6 assists; Hailey Wales scored 13 and had 11 rebounds;  Cierra Robustellini was 3 for 5 on three-point attempts and finished with 11 points.

The Weed Cougar girls won 45-24 at U-Prep in Redding Dec. 13, then 68-30 at Dunsmuir Dec. 15.

Coach Bob West said the Cougars played three quarters of their best basketball of the season at U-Prep after falling behind 14-10.

Noah Traylor had a big week for the Weed boys. He scored 33 points and hauled in 20 rebounds in a 57-55 overtime loss at U-Prep Nov. 13, then scored 9 of his 22 points in the final four minutes Friday at Dunsmuir.

Matthew Morgan made 5 three pointers and scored 19 for the Cougars, while Brandon Williams scored 11 and Josh Rodgers 10.

Dunsmuir senior Daniel Ballard hit one of his 5 three-pointers to cut the Cougars’ lead to 1 before Morgan made a pair of free throws to secure Weed’s winning margin with 17 seconds to play.

The Cougar boys finished the week 4-6, while Dunsmuir, playing without leading scorer Jake Mekeel, slid to 2-5.