WEB UPDATE: COS switches sports: volleyball ends, basketball begins
College of the Siskiyous ended its volleyball season with a 20-25, 26-24, 25-19, 25-20 win over Lassen Wednesday night in Weed. The Eagles finished 2-6 in the Golden Valley Conference and placed fouth.
Now it's quickly on to the next sport for head coach volleyball and women's basketball coach Tom Powers and sophomore Hailey Wales, a member of both teams.
The Eagle women's basketball team had a scrimmage scheduled for Thursday night at Umpqua in Roseburg, Ore., and is to open the season with a home game against Mendocino Saturday evening beginning at 5 p.m.
College of the Siskiyous' men's basketball team, led by returning head coach Kyle Heath, is scheduled to play in this week's Las Positas tournament in Livermore Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Wales, Anna Cameron, Shyanna Ashworth, and Brianne Burnside are all returning from last year's Eagles women's basketball team that won the Golden Valley Conference with a 9-1 record and went 23-4 overall.
Cameron, a 5-11 forward from Cambridge, New Zealand, averaged just under 13 points and nearly 9 rebounds per game for the 2011-12 Eagles. Second on the team with 78 steals and third on the team with 86 assists, Cameron was named Freshman Player of the Year in the GVC and first team all-conference.
Wales, from Darrington, Wash., was also first team all-conference and made the all-GVC frosh team. A 5-11 forward, she averaged just over 10 points and 7.5 rebounds per game with 66 steals and 34 assists.
Ashworth is a 5-5 guard from Central Point, Ore., who had 46 assists while averaging just over 9 points per game and converted nearly 68 percent of her free throws. She also put through 36 three-point shots last year.
Burnside is a 5-8 forward from Minden, Nev., who averaged just over 5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.
The Eagles' 2012-13 roster includes two Siskiyou County graduates, 5-8 forward Danielle Deegan and 5-8 guard Carrie Watson, both of Yreka.