Anhelica Shanrock put up 24 points and had three rebounds for the 3-3 Eagles.
The College of the Siskiyou Eagles women’s basketball team got out to a 20-13 lead after the first quarter of their Tuesday, Nov. 19 home game against Solano College but succumbed to the Falcons tough defense and deep bench to lose the battle of the raptors. 89-73. Ashley Cox and Anhelica Shanrock each scored six points, and Lily Hitchcock and Faith Tracy sank three-pointers as the Eagles jumped out to a 7-point lead in the early going. The Falcons out-three-pointed Siskyous 11-8 in the contest, but hit only one in the first quarter. They found their “shooting-eye” in quarter two hitting three 3-pointers and outscoring the Eagles 30-13. Solano has a deep bench that allowed them to play an all-out hustling defense with three or four pairs of fresh legs entering the game often. The Eagles ran a 7-player rotation. Most costly to the Eagles was being outrebounded 53-27 by Solano, giving the Falcons 16 extra possessions. The Eagles trailed 43-38 at halftime, and 62-55 after three quarters, but Solano sank three 3-pointers in the final quarter and outscored the Siskiyous 27-18 to get the win. Shanrock put up 24 points and had three rebounds for the 3-3 Eagles. Point guard Lynden Harry scored 13 points and dished 17 assists. Mount Shasta High grad Hitchcock finished with 11 points and six rebounds. Cox, a Yreka High grad, finished with nine points and five rebounds, aided in the cause. Masey Williams had nine points coming off the bench. The Eagles are off until Dec. 5, when the squad has a rematch at Solano, the first of 10 road games in December.