The Mount Shasta girls basketball team sailed into the second round of the playoffs with a 55-13 win over CORE Butte of Chico Tuesday night, Feb. 24, 2015, in Mount Shasta.
The Mount Shasta girls basketball team sailed into the second round of the playoffs with a 55-13 win over CORE Butte of Chico Tuesday night in Mount Shasta.
The Bears and their fans were feeling the music at half time, when the lead was 24-2.
“They have some amazing players,” a CORE Butte coach said of the Bears after the game. She referred specifically to “number two,” senior Madeleine Moyer.
With 19 points, Moyer single-handedly outscored the CORE Butte Lynx team.
Senior Ashley Cain scored 9, sophomores Emily Andrus and Kacey Cain 6 each, senior Sophia Ackerman-Mero 4, junior Kaycee Sarti 4, junior Mary Taylor 4, and junior Abby Manley 3.
Four players up from the JV team saw playing time in the fourth quarter, sophomores Sam Benedict, Tyyler Enright and Miranda Zanni and freshman Abby Andrus.
Late in the game, they came out, and the seniors went back in. Then coach Kirk Andrus called a time out to have the seniors come off the Novo gym floor together for a final time.
Seeded No. 5 in the Northern Section’s Division 5 playoff bracket, Mount Shasta improved its record to 15-11.
“They’re in a good place,” Andrus said of his players after a game that he described as “not the biggest challenge,” but enough that his team got some positives from it.
He said the Bears are looking forward to an anticipated rematch with No. 4 Quincy in a second round game Thursday night on the road.
When the Bears lost to Quincy, 42-36, at the Hamilton tournament in mid-December, “We played terrible,” Andrus said. “That was one game we wanted to get back. We’ll go see if we can beat No. 4 on the road.”
The Bears finished the regular season beating Etna, the No. 3 seed, on the road, 51-31.
Mount Shasta has won four games in a row after losing four of five.