Mount Shasta plays host to Etna tonight in league play. The junior varsity girls get things started at 4 p.m., while the JV boys are at 5:30 p.m. The varsity girls contest is at 7 p.m., and the varsity boys game gets underway at around 8:30 p.m.
After last week's snowy weather caused the Mount Shasta Bears basketball program to postpone games, all four Bears squads will take to the court tonight at home in Shasta Cascade League play against the Etna Lions.
The junior varsity girls get things started at 4 p.m., while the JV boys are at 5:30 p.m. The varsity girls contest is at 7 p.m., and the varsity boys game gets underway at around 8:30 p.m.
The Tuesday, Jan. 14 games at home versus Modoc were moved to Tuesday, Jan. 28, while the Jan. 16 road contest versus Trinity is currently set for Jan. 29.
The Mount Shasta varsity boys lost Monday in a non-league contest to the Los Molinos Bulldogs, 63-47. Los Molinos jumped out to a 17-9 first-quarter advantage. The Bears and Bulldogs both scored 21 points apiece in the second quarter, as Mount Shasta trailed 38-30 at the half.
The Bears struggled to put points up in the second half and scored 17 points as they fell to the Bulldogs by 16 points.
Darius Smith and DJ Brown both finished with 11 points apiece for MSHS. Matthew Ellerbe had seven points, while Avery May and Anthony Pigoni each finished with five points apiece.
Mount Shasta is now 9-7 for the year and is 0-1 in the SCL heading into tonight’s contest versus Etna.
In the junior varsity boys game Monday against Los Molinos, MSHS won 63-58 to improve to 14-2 for the year.
Los Molinos led 14-10 at the end of the first quarter and 25-24 at the half. The Bears outscored the Bulldogs 22-16 in the third quarter, with both teams putting up 17 points apiece in the fourth, as the Bears held on for a five-point victory.
Kolton Yager led Mount Shasta with 15 points, while Andrew Pigoni r had 14 points.
Cameron Collard finished with 13 points, and Tristan Reeves had nine points for Mount Shasta.
The Lady Bears varsity team found out right before they planned to leave for the game that Los Molinos did not have a varsity girls game scheduled, head coach Kirk Andrus said. The squad was 6-10 overall heading into the Wednesday contest with the Lions.
In the JV girls game, Mount Shasta cruised to a 50-18 win to improve to 7-7 for the year.