The Lady Bears came away with the No. 7 seed in the NSCIF Division 5 playoffs. Mount Shasta takes on No. 10 seed Williams at home Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The winner moves on to the second round to face No. 2 seed Durham, which had a first-round bye, on the road Thursday night.

The Mount Shasta Lady Bears outlasted the Weed Lady Cougars 50-42 Friday night in Weed in a game tied 25-25 at halftime in the regular-season finale for both squads.

The Bears outscored Weed 25-17 in the second half to take the Shasta Cascade League win. Both teams move on to the Northern Section playoffs.

The Lady Bears came away with the No. 7 seed in the NSCIF Division 5 playoffs. Mount Shasta takes on No. 10 seed Williams at home Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The winner moves on to the second round to face No. 2 seed Durham, which had a first-round bye, on the road Thursday night.

Weed earned the No. 8 seed in the NSCIF Division 6 playoffs. The Lady Cougars head south for a challenging Friday night game against top seed Redding Christian. The contest begins at 7 p.m.

Rhian Viturino played her best game of the year for Weed Friday night, scoring seven points in the first quarter as Weed jumped out to a 17-14 lead. An effective Lady Cougar full-court pressure caused numerous Lady Bear turnovers.

Mount Shasta adjusted with Asia Hendrix displaying some fancy ball-handling moves and scoring five points as the Bears scrambled back to a 25-25 halftime tie.

The Cougars missed six third-quarter free throws and Mount Shasta pulled out to a 34-30 lead.

The Lady Bears reciprocated by missing 10 charity shots in the final quarter but still outscored Weed 16-12 to get the win.

Asia Hendrix led the Bears with 14 points and two treys. Yuki Cannon scored 11 points in the paint, and Adrienne Andrus and Ashija Garner both had six points apiece.

Rhian Viturino hit three three-pointers and scored 13 points for Weed, while Rikki Johnson added 10 and Gaby Tapia scored nine. She hit two desperation treys as the shot clock was about to expireMount Shasta finished SCL play 5-5 and is 11-14 overall. Weed ended SCL play at 1-9 and are 6-13 overall

Last Tuesday, the Lady Cougars had their highest-scoring game of the year in grabbing their first SCL win with a 64-33 blowout victory over a Modoc squad that defeated them by seven points in January.

Playing what was likely their best game of the year, the Cougars overcame a 13-10 first-quarter deficit by outscoring the Braves 41-13 in the next two quarters.

Johnson led the comeback, scoring 10 of her 21 points in the second quarter and Bella Escobedo kept it going with 10 points in the third quarter.

Escobedo had 13 points on the night, Karli Reynolds hit two-three pointers and put up 18 points, while Tapia and Viturino each scored five points.

Last Tuesday, Mount Shasta fell at Etna by a score of 54-36.

In the junior varsity girls' games, Mount Shasta defeated Weed 48-20 on Friday. Last Tuesday, Weed lost to Modoc 52-39, while Mount Shasta fell to Etna 51-26.