This week, the Lady Bears travel to the San Francisco Bay Area for the West Coast Jamboree in Walnut Creek. The team opens tourney play Friday versus Las Lomas.
The Mount Shasta Lady Bears varsity basketball team finished 2-2 this past week. The Lady Bears began the week with a dominating 49-16 win versus Los Molinos at home on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
MSHS led 8-3 after a quarter of play and 23-10 at the half. Mount Shasta shut the Lady Bulldogs down offensively, allowing only six points in the half, as the squad cruised to the 33 point victory. Grace Bradley led the Lady Bears with 11 points, while Yuki Cannon put up nine points and 11 boards. “Every player scored,” head coach Kirk Andrus said. “Good finals week win.”
On Thursday, Dec. 19., Mount Shasta began play at the three-Lady Trojans Tournament at Orland High School. MSHS fell to the Pierce Lady Bears 35-27. Mount Shasta led 10-5 at the end of the first quarter and 18-16 at the half. In the third quarter, MSHS extended its lead to 27-15. Things swung the other way for the team in the fourth quarter as they were outscored 15-0, as Pierce earned the eight point victory.
Andrus said a key factor was the star player for Pierce freshman Jocelyn Medina, who is averaging more than 25 points per game. Andrus said they did a good job defending her until the fourth, when more fouls began to be called and she was sent to the line. Medina finished with 25 points. He added that it did not help that starter Asia Hendrix fouled out and the squad struggled from the floor for the game. This included shooting 9-for-47 from the field, including 2-for-18 inside the key. “Sometimes those games happen,” Andrus said. Alicia Moore led MSHS with eight points. Cannon had four points and 13 rebounds.
Friday, Mount Shasta bounced back with a 48-30 victory over Paradise. “The Paradise game was a much better effort,” Andrus said. “ We shot 14-for28 in the key.” Nine players scored for the Lady Bears, including five that hit 3-pointers. Cannon finished with 12, while Hendrix had eight. Ashija Garner and Kenzie Lowry each had seven points apiece for MSHS.
Saturday in the Consolation Title game, Mount Shasta ran into a familiar foe in fellow Siskiyou County and Shasta Cascade League team Etna. The Lady Lions ended up defeating the Lady bears 65-47. Morgan Bourke had nine points, while Hendrix finished with eight. Adrienne Andrus had seven points, and Bradley finished with six points. MSHS is now 5-6 for the year.
This week, the Lady Bears travel to the San Francisco Bay Area for the West Coast Jamboree in Walnut Creek. The team opens tourney play Friday versus Las Lomas. Mount Shasta continues tourney play on Saturday