The Weed High School girls basketball team won a third consecutive Shasta Cascade League championship in 2015 and is seeded No. 2 in the playoffs for the third year in a row. After a first round bye, the Cougars are scheduled to open the postseason at home Thursday night at 7 p.m.

The Weed High School girls basketball team won a third consecutive Shasta Cascade League championship in 2015 and is seeded No. 2 in the playoffs for the third year in a row. After a first round bye, the Cougars are scheduled to open the postseason at home Thursday night at 7 p.m.

After losing their league opener 28-27 at Etna Jan. 6, the Cougars have won 12 in a row.

They finished two games of ahead of second place Etna (9-3 and 18-8) in the SCL standings and four ahead of both Mount Shasta (7-5 and 14-11) and Fall River (7-5 and 19-7).

Etna is the No. 3 seed in the Division 5 playoffs and Mount Shasta is No. 5. Fall River is No. 1 in Division 6.

Weed, Etna and No. 1 Durham all have first round byes. If Etna and Weed both win Thursday night, they’ll face each other in a semifinal game Tuesday, March 3, in Weed.

The Division 5 girls championship game is scheduled for Friday, March 6, at 6 p.m. at Butte College in Oroville.

Weed and Durham met in the section championship game the past two years, with Durham winning both, 53-35 two years ago and 53-49 last year.

“We’ll see if we can make another run,” Cougar coach Bob West said. “We hope to get another chance.”