Karli Reynolds scored 19 points and nailed three three-pointers for Weed.

The Weed Lady Cougars lost a 49-38 decision at home to the Etna Lady Lions last Friday night in the Shasta Cascade League opener for both squads. The Cougars gave the Lions a battle after losing to them 64-44 in December.

The contest was the SCL opener for both squads. EHS won the SCL title last season with a 9-1 record.

Etna led 24-14 at the half with guard Halliday Hubbard scoring seven points and Caliey Rizzardo putting up six. Karli Reynolds had five points for Weed in the half.

The Cougar shooters got hot in the third quarter as Weed outscored the Lions 17-14 and pulled to within seven at 38-31.

Reynolds sank two 3-pointers, Gabi Tapia hit one 3-pointer, and Rikki Johnson scored four points in the paint.

The Lions held Weed to seven points in the final quarter to get the win and raise their season record to 13-2. The Lady Cougars fell to 5-4 overall.

Reynolds scored 19 points and nailed three 3-pointers for Weed. Johnson worked the boards hard. She scored six points and Tapia had five points.

Etna’s leading scorers came to play. Rizzardo was the high-scorer with 12 points, while Halliday Hubbard added nine points. Both are averaging 11 points per game. Abbygail Duerr finished with 10 points

Reynolds scored 19 points and nailed three three-pointers for Weed. Johnson worked the boards hard. She scored six points and Tapia had five points.

In the junior varsity contest, Etna cruised to a 73-24 victory over Weed. EHS improved to 13-1 for the year. Grace Hubbard had 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Mae Thackeray finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Lady Lions.

This week, Weed was at Trinity on Tuesday, losing the game 66-30. The Lady Cougars entertain Fall River on Friday at Weed High School, weather dependent.