Foothill outmuscles Shasta for a 65-53 road league win

There’s a 1954 book called “How to Lie with Statistics.” The premise is that numbers can, at times, be distorted and twisted to tell half-truths and partial stories.

There was no stretching the truth Thursday to the fact that the stat sheet said the Foothill boys basketball team outrebounded Shasta 36-18 in a 65-53 Eastern Athletic League win at Harlan Carter Gym. The other telling stat was that the Cougars made as many free throws as the Wolves had boards.

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Jackson leads Shasta girls to 56-39 league-opening win over Chico

Before Tuesday’s Eastern Athletic League opening, Shasta coach Alicia Dahl talked about how her young Wolves’ squad was learning to play together as a team.

The group of mainly sophomores and juniors have struggled, at times, to play as a unit in a sub-.500 preseason.

Against Chico on Tuesday, the Wolves (7-8, 1-0 EAL) showed flashes of what their coach wants in a 56-39 over the Panthers (8-10, 0-1).

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Shasta boys take Dennis Burnum title with 58-54 win over Paradise

The strategy was simple … don’t let Joe Lawrie beat you. The Shasta boys basketball team was clinging to a 56-53 lead over Paradise with 11.9 seconds left in the title game of the Dennis Byrnum title game at Oroville High School. Shasta’s Caden Turner had just connected on both ends of a one-and-one to put Shasta up by three as the Wolves called timeout to finalize their strategy.

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West Valley fends off Shasta for 57-47 win at Jamie Angley Hornet Classic

the Shasta Wolves got within one with just over 5:30 left to play, but couldn’t climb ahead of West Valley and fell 57-47 to the Eagles in the opening round of the Jamie Angley Hornet Classic. It was the second time in just over two weeks that the Wolves lost to the Eagles, the first being a 68-54 loss in Cottonwood on Dec. 11.

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Anderson boys, Shasta girls win inaugural Toys4Tots games

The Anderson boys basketball team left the Harlan Carter Gym holly and jolly on Thursday after coming away with a 58-55 win over Shasta in the inaugural Toys4Tots game. The Shasta girls earned a win in the evening’s varsity opener with a 47-42 victory over Big Blue.

The night was a benefit for the Marine Corps Toys4Tots campaign as fans were given free entrance to all four games – jv boys and girls played earlier in the afternoon. The bins in the foyer of the gym were overflowing before the start of the boys game.

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