Against Paradise Thursday on the road, Darius Smith drained a 3-pointer with 33 seconds left in the fourth to give MSHS a 58-57 advantage. The Bears played tough on defense, said, as the squad held on for the victory, which upped their win streak to six games.

The Mount Shasta Bears pulled off two close wins last week, before dropping the third contest of the week Saturday in the league opener.

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Mount Shasta opened the week up with a 53-51 victory at Durham.  DJ Brown led the Bears with 12. points, while Avery May had 11. Darius Smith finished with 10 points.

Against Paradise Thursday on the road, Smith drained a 3-pointer with 33 seconds left in the fourth to give MSHS a 58-57 advantage. The Bears played tough on defense, said, as the squad held on for the victory, which upped their win streak to six games.

Smith had a big game for the Bears and finished with 24 points. Anthony Pigoni and Kyle Ellorin each put up six points apiece.

The win streak was snapped Saturday, as  Mount Shasta lost at Fall River 52-38 to open Shasta Cascade League play.  At the end of the third, the Bulldogs led 33-28. Fall River outscored Mount Shasta 19-10 in the final quarter to earn the win.

“We had a good week, overall,” MSHS head coach Chris Galarsa. “It was just one of those games.”

He added shots were not dropping for the Bears, as the squad got out hustled overall.

Galarsa believes that his team will learn from this game, come back and play well this week.

The Bears are now 9-6 for the year.

In the junior varsity games, Mount Shasta went 3-0 to improve to 13-2 for the year. MSHS downed Durham 56-52, defeated Paradise 66-43, and cruised to an 81-62 victory against Fall River.

This week Mount Shasta was supposed to host Modoc on Tuesday. The game was called off due to the weather. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Bears are at Trinity on Thursday.