One will lead the SCL after Weed-Etna girls game on Carnival night in Weed

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Weed senior Elyssa Fisher, shown playing defense, is a three-year varsity starter for the defending champion Cougars.

Weed and Etna will break a first place tie in the Shasta Cascade League girls basketball race when they face each other on Carnival night in Weed Friday, Jan. 30.

The Carnival royalty crowning ceremony is scheduled to be held in between the JV boys and varsity girls games, somewhere around 6 to 6:15 p.m.

The Weed (2-4 SCL, 12-8) and Etna (3-3 SCL, 8-12) boys teams have some chance of catching the three co-league leaders, but are otherwise trying to improve their positions for the postseason. Friday night’s varsity boys game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

The Weed and Etna girls teams are 5-1 at the halfway point of the league season and are among the leaders in the Northern Section’s Division 5.

Weed won a non-league game over Mercy of Red Bluff Tuesday in Weed and is 15-5 overall.

Etna won at Mount Shasta Tuesday and is 14-6 overall.

Fall River is a game back in the SCL at 4-2; Mount Shasta and Modoc are 3-3.

Etna edged Weed in a low-scoring league opener Jan. 6 in Etna, 28-27.

The defending champion Cougars have won six straight since then and are scheduled to play four of their final six SCL games at home.

Etna has won four in a row after a 49-38 loss at Fall River Jan. 9. The Lions stopped the Bears Tuesday in Mount Shasta, 50-40.

Weed is scheduled to play at Mount Shasta Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Mount Shasta is scheduled to host Trinity Friday night and travel to Fall River the following Friday.

Etna is scheduled to host Fall River Feb. 3

“Hopefully we can defend our home court and continue playing well,” Weed coach Bob West said. “The girls are working hard every day in practice. They’re like sponges; they keep working harder. We’re fortunate to have great kids who are buying into what we’re saying.”