Jadyn Matthews averaged nearly 30 points as her Hornets went 3-1 last week and earned Shasta County Sports girls basketball Team of the Week honors. (Photo by Mike Daly / Shasta County Sports)
There’s an old sports axiom that says you’re supposed to beat the teams you’re supposed to beat and compete against the ones you’re not supposed to beat.
The Enterprise girls basketball team lived up to that principle last week, going 3-1 and showing a moxie in its lone loss. For its efforts, the Enterprise girls team is this week’s Shasta County Sports girls basketball Team of the Week.
The Hornets opened the year beating Fall River 68-35. The other wins were 59-55 over Swett and 51-50 over Roseville in the consolation final of the Cartwright Classic in Elk Grove.
The loss? Well, that’s a respectable 13-point loss to Antelope in the Cartwright opener. After all, the Titans are the top-ranked Division II in the state, while also being fifth-ranked statewide regardless of division and 53rd in the nation according to the MaxPreps Computer Rankings.
And it was their senior leader, Tri Counties Bank girls basketball Player of the Week and No. 1 Shasta County Sports returning player, Jadyn Matthews, who paced the Hornets throughout the week. She averaged 28.8 points per night and 12 boards as she dropped, in succession, 35, 28, 34 and 18 points.
And first-year coach Anthony Williams got big contributions from D’zire Lewis (7.3 ppg), Mianna Saechao (8.3 ppg) and freshman Abigail Shoff (7.5 ppg).