BASKETBALL

Bears in a crowd at top of SCL hoops standings

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Mason Brooks puts up a shot at the net over Weed's Jason Ross during a Jan. 19 Shasta Cascade League game in Mount Shasta.

Only four Mount Shasta Bears scored in Tuesday’s 62-57 win at Trinity, but three of them reached double digit numbers, led by Preston Blakely’s 27.

Kaden Riccomini scored 19, Mason Fitzmorris 10, and Mason Brooks 6.

Riccomini added 7 rebounds and 3 assists, Blakely had 4 rebounds and 4 assists, Fitzmorris had 6 rebounds, and Brooks had 3 steals.

After the Bears grabbed a 19-13 first quarter lead, the three other quarters were essentially a wash: 18-18, 12-13, 13-13.

Mount Shasta improved to 4-1 in the Shasta Cascade League. They go into Friday night’s Winter Carnival game against Burney even in the loss column at the top of the standings with Fall River (5-1).

Trinity (4-2) fell out of a first place tie and was a half-game ahead of Etna (3-2).

Those four teams at the top have been beating each other in the first half of the SCL season.

Mount Shasta was coming off a 60-43 loss at Fall River Jan. 22, three days after Fall River lost a shootout at Etna, 88-79.

Earlier in the month, Trinity lost at home to Fall River, 75-70, Mount Shasta defeated Etna, 64-61, on Riccomini’s 3-point shot Jan. 12 at the buzzer, and Trinity won at home Jan. 15 against Etna, 59-52.

Mount Shasta travels to Modoc (2-3) Tuesday, Feb. 2.