If there were playoffs for the underclassmen, both teams would get high seeds. The Bears were 9-1 in the Shasta Cascade League, while Weed was 7-3, and 15-7 for the season.

The Mount. Shasta boys junior varsity basketball team capped a sparkling 22-3 season with a 51-34 win over the Cougar JV’s in Weed last Friday night.

If there were playoffs for the underclassmen, both teams would get high seeds. The Bears were 9-1 in the Shasta Cascade League, while Weed was 7-3, and 15-7 for the season.

The Bears clamped down the Cougar offense, holding them to 13 points in the first half and leading 23-13. Freshman Tristan Reeves knocked down a couple of threes, and Zeck Welch and Hunter Snure each put up five points.

They lengthened their lead in the second half with Kolton Yager scoring all 11 of his points, while Cameron Collard added eight for MSHS.

Nathan Kephart scored seven for Weed, Jonah Jackson tallied six, while Antonio Sanders added five, and Julio Garcia and Patrick Hill four.

Last Tuesday Games

Few things please a varsity coach more than a strong showing from the school’s JV team that will send replacements to next year’s varsity squad, one that in Weed loses six seniors to graduation. Weed coach Robert West must be happy with the job coaches Mike Carpine and Bob Zalunardo have done with the 15-7 boys JV’s.

The JV’s beat a strong Modoc team in a thriller Tuesday night, Feb. 11, at home by a 45-42 score in a contest only decided in the last second.

Weed jumped out to an 11-6 lead after a quarter, but the Braves outscored them 27-18 in the next two quarters and took a four-point lead into the last quarter.

With the score tied at 42, the Cougars had the ball to inbound under their basket with seven-tenths of a second left in the game, enough time for only a quick catch-and-shoot,

Freshman Jonah Jackson sank a three-pointer for the dramatic win as the final buzzer sounded. He hit two threes on the night and led the Cougars with 12 points.

Brandon Cordes scored 11 points and Julio Garcia added nine and Nathan Kephart seven.

Last Tuesday, the Mount Shasta JV boys downed Etna on the road 60-58. Collard led the Bears with 20 points. Yeager finished with 14, while Andrew Pigoni had 11 and Zech Welch put up 10 points.