Shasta County Sports report – Dec. 2-8

Here’s a daily recap of prep sports action around Shasta County. We will update the scores and highlights daily (with the newer games on the top). We invites coaches to send in scores and game information at

Saturday, Dec. 8

Prep Boys Basketball

Redding Christian 70, Morro Bay 58
Redding Christian won the championship game of the Gene Duffy Holiday Classic in dramatic fashion, as they pulled away in the last 3 minutes to defeat Morro Bay (4-6) 70-58. The Pirates cruised through the first three rounds of this tournament, and expected to continue their domination over the Lions. But the 8-0 Lions came out tough, and led through three quarters by 12.  When the Pirates made a charge in the 4th quarter, they cut the lead all the way down to five with about 3 minutes to go, but the Lions responded and finished strong for the win.

Austin Larson continued to tear up the stat sheet with 29 points and 7 rebounds. Through 8 games, he is averaging 29.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. Tyler Vickery had 14 points and 7 rebounds, while Wyatt Hughes provided 11 points.  Jackson Black scored 5 with 5 assists and 7 rebounds, Shane Harper 5 with six assists and six rebounds, and Drew Nelson-Crowell added six points and six rebounds.  While Larson leads this team, six other players have been at double digits in scoring, rebounds or both this season, providing a varied attack that is hard to defend.

Austin Larson was named tournament MVP and Jackson Black was named to the all-tournament team.  The Lions face the Trinity Wolves on Tuesday before hosting their own tournament next weekend.

U-Prep 47, Central Valley 36
The Panthers led 29-14 at half and held on to beat the Falcons to win the CV tournament. Jordan Miller led U-Prep with 17 points and eight rebounds, Tanner Stephenson chipped in with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

CV’s Frank Manriquez scored six points and Hunter Morrow, Max Graunstaudt and Dojah Alido each scored five points.

Foothill 72, Berean Christian 64
The Cougars outscored the Eagles 26-17 in the fourth quarter to finish in third place at the Red Brown Tournament at Drake High School in San Anselmo. Josiah Hutt scored 27 points on five 3-pointers and grabbed five rebounds. Luke Lindsey scored 15 points and Josiah Palumbo scored 11 points to go with nine rebounds and a team-best five assists and eight steals.

Prep Girls Basketball

U-Prep 50, Anderson 38
The Panthers beat the Cubs in the Corning Tournament championship. Freshman Jordan McCoy hit four 3-pointers and led U-Prep with 22 points while being named the tournament MVP. She also guarded Anderson’s leading scorer entering the game averaging 22 points per game and held her to five points, coach Steven Schuster said.

U-Prep’s Emily Cox contributed steady play at point guard and on both offense and defense to be named all-tournament. Kylie Hokanson scored eight points and Mackenzie Hays added eight points on her 18th birthday. U-Prep (5-1) hosts Las Plumas on Tuesday.

Central Valley 45, Colusa 33
The Falcons took third place in the Durham Tournament. McKenzie Cassingham scored 22 points and had 10 steals. CV is 6-2 overall.

Redding Christian 38, Morro Bay 21
Redding Christian won in the championship game of the Gene Duffy Holiday Tournament in Calistoga over Morro Bay (5-3), a Division 3 school from the Central Section.

The Lions led the Pirates just 8-2 in the first quarter, but extended their lead in each quarter to pull away for the win. Sadie Alexander scored 11 points to lead the Lions in scoring, and Sammie Wunner scored 8 with 12 rebounds, while Courtney Jones led in steals with 8 and assists with 4, adding 4 rebounds and 5 points.  Kaylee Jones and Katherine Sze both added 6 points to the Lions balanced attack.

Sadie Alexander was named tournament MVP, and Sammie Wunner was named to the all-tournament team.  The 7-0 Lions travel to Fall River Wednesday before travelling to McKinleyville to face St. Bernard in the opening round of the tournament there next week.

Friday, Dec. 7

Prep Boys Basketball

Piedmont 73, Foothill 58
The Cougars fell and will play Berean Christian in the third place game. Luke Lindsey had 29 for Foothill.

Shasta 57, Rosemont 46
The Wolves play Mira Loma on Saturday.

U-Prep 58, West Valley 47
Lambert Salvatierra scored 21 points for West Valley and U-Prep was led by Kaden Jones, who scored 16 points. Jordan Miller scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds and Logan Hawes scored 12 points to go with 11 rebounds.

Redding Christian 78, Roseland Collegiate Prep 18
Austin Larson continued his productive early season with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists.  Drew Nelson-Crowell added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 6 of 7 and adding a free throw. Tyler Vickery added 12 points and 5 rebounds. Five other Lions scored as the Lions went to their bench early, and still maintained and added to their big lead.

Central Valley 58, Anderson 34
The Falcons (2-4) got 17 points on 5 3-pointers from Nawoj Cawker, Kevin Seaman scored nine points on three 3s and Hunter Morrow scored eight points. Anderson’s Jamie Cushman scored 10 points while Christian Teague and Cody Hooper each scored eight points for the Cubs (3-1).

Prep Girls Basketball

Anderson 54, El Dorado 50
The Cubs got 30 from Crysta Papesh and 10 from Gabby Rosales as their move to the championship game of the Corning Tournament.

U-Prep 34, Corning 24
Madi Friebel paced the Panthers with 10 and freshman Jordan McCoy added nine as U-Prep plays Anderson in the Corning Tournament title game.

Redding Christian 49, Summerfield Waldorf 9
Redding won in the third round of the Gene Duffy Holiday Tournament in Calistoga, dominating Summerfield Waldorf of Santa Rosa. The Lions led convincingly through all four quarters, but unlike their first two games, they had to rely on their defense and rebounding to maintain the lead because the team shooting was off. The Lions went 0 for 9 from the 3-point line, just 1 of 3 from the free throw line, and shot just 32 percent overall, but with 24 steals and 13 offensive rebounds, the Lions were still able to dominate the Mustangs (1-3).

Sadie Alexander again led the 6-0 Lions in scoring with 12 points, adding 7 steals and 4 rebounds.  Sammie Wunner scored 11 with 7 rebounds and 5 steals, while Kaylee Jones added 8 points and 6 rebounds, and Katherine Sze added 8 points.  Courtney Jones added 4 points on a rough shooting night, but had six assists and five steals with no turnovers running the point.

Arcata 63, Central Valley 50
The Falcons lost to the Tigers in the Durham Tournament semifinal. Kylee King scored 19 points and had six rebounds and Haily Valencia had eight rebounds and five steals.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Prep Girls Basketball

U-Prep 38, McKinleyville 32
The Panthers led 21-18 at half. Emily Cox led the Panthers with nine points and Ashley Hoy added 8 points. UPrep (3-1) and plays Corning Friday at their tournament at 7:30 p.m.

Redding Christian 57, Roseland College Prep 6
The Lions won their second game of the Gene Duffy Holiday Tournament in Calistoga. Redding Christian jumped out to a 26-2 first-quarter lead and led 35-4 at half.

The Lions (5-0) were led by Sadie Alexander with 20 points, six steals, and five assists. Sammie Wunner scored 14 points and had five rebounds and the Lions got 8 points apiece by Aleah Matos and Kaylee Jones. Courtney Jones had a double-double with 10 assists and 11 steals.  The Lions will play Summerfield Waldorf of Santa Rosa Friday, in the third game of the tournament.

Kennedy 41, West Valley 36
The Eagles were outscored 24-17 by the Fighting Irish of La Palma in the second half to fall at the Valley Christian Tournament. West Valley went 2-1 in the tournament. Ashlee Lewis scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, Rose Matthews scored eight points and had nine rebounds and Maddie Steele had a team-high three assists.

Central Valley 42, Durham 37
The Falcons won at the Durham Tournament to improve to 5-1 on the season. McKenzie Cassingham scored 13 points and had five steals, Ashley Norvell had 10 points and Kylee King had 10 rebounds.

Prep Boys Basketball

Foothill 78, Terra Linda 42
The Cougars outscored the Trojans 34-16 in the second half in the Red Brown Tournament at Drake High School in San Anselmo to improve to 6-0 on the year. Josiah Hutt poured in 33 points on 10 of 19 shooting, including seven 3-pointers. Jayden Gordon scored 10 points and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds while 11 Cougars scored in the game. Chase Rossman’s five assists and Hutt’s six steals were both team-highs.

West Valley 58, Las Plumas 34
The Eagles were led by Sean Proscher’s 18 points. Tyler Chan and Logan Scholberg each scored 10 points.

Elk Grove 64, Shasta 57
JT Beasley scored 13 points and Simon Turner, Caden Cushman and Logan Thibodeau each had 10 points. The Wolves (2-2) play Rosemont on Friday.

Central Valley 67, Western Sierra Academy 41
The Falcons won the middle quarters 47-28 and cruised to a victory in their own tournament. Nawoj Cawker made four 3s and scored 18 points, Dojah Alido also hit four 3s and scored 14 points and Kevin Seaman knocked down three 3s for nine points. CV improves to 2-4.

U-Prep 55, Paradise 51
The Panthers outscored the Bobcats 19-14 in the final period to hand Paradise its first loss of the season. Trevor Jones led the way with 13 points while Logan Hawes scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished six assists, and Mark Stephens had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Redding Christian 65, Credo 46
The Lions pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Credo of Rohnert Park. Redding Christian was led by Austin Larson with 32 points, nine rebounds, five steals, and three assists. Jackson Black added eight points while Tyler Vickery added nine points and Drew Nelson-Crowell seven points more to go with 5 rebounds. The 6-0 Lions will face Roseland Collegiate Prep in the third game of the tournament on Friday.

Prep Coed Soccer

Pierce 3, Redding Christian 0
The Redding Christian soccer team fell to Pierce 3-0 in MVL soccer action. The Lions played the best game of this young season, with Sam Chiu all over the field from his midfielder position, aggressively making defensive stops, getting the ball to his forwards, and helping the Lions stay close in this game. Additionally, Will Snider made numerous strong defensive plays and Elijah Iverson and Manny Matos had some solid play on the offensive end. Ryne Luaces again made some spectacular saves in goal, holding the Bruins scoreless through the last three quarters of the game. The Lions next face Los Molinos Thursday on the road, still looking for their first win of the season.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Prep Girls Basketball

Redding Christian 74, Technology 7
Redding Christian’s opened the Gene Duffy Holiday Tournament in Calistoga with a blowout win over Technology High School of Rohnert Park. The Lions rushed out to a 27-0 first quarter and 41-2 halftime lead. The Lions (4-0) were led by 22 points and seven assists from Sadie Alexander, 21 points and nine rebounds by Sammie Wunner, and 16 points and six rebounds by Katherine Sze.  Redding Christian tallied 24 steals, led by Kaylee Jones with seven and Courtney Jones with six. The Lions will play Summerfield Waldorf of Santa Rosa Thursday, in the second round of the tournament.

Prep Boys Basketball

Redding Christian 83, Technology 38
The Lions defeated Technology High School of Rohnert Park (1-2) in the opening round of the Gene Duffy Holiday Tournament in Calistoga. Austin Larson scored 29 points, Drew Nelson-Crowell added 20 points, while Tyler Vickery added 12 and Jackson Black 10. The 4-0 Lions will next play Roseland Collegiate Prep of Santa Rosa in the second round of the tournament Thursday.

Prep Coed Soccer

Live Oak 7, Redding Christian 0
The Redding Christian soccer team (0-3) lost to the Live Oak Lions (2-0-1).  Live Oak relied on speed and ball control to score five goals in the first half, and while the Lions got some breakaways, they never were able to get any good shots on goal. With just 14 players available, the Lions found themselves outgunned by a team with more than twice as many players. Tyler Putnam stood out on defense, while Elijah Iverson stood out on the offensive end, and goalie Ryne Luaces had 18 saves and again played a very strong game. The Lions next host Pierce High School on Thursday.

Prep Girls Soccer

Foothill 1, West Valley 1
The Cougars and Eagles played to a draw. Foothill is 3-1-1 overall and West Valley 2-0-1.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Prep Boys Basketball

West Valley 58, Enterprise 50
The Eagles outscored the Hornets 17-10 in the fourth quarter to pull out the home victory to improve to 3-2 on the season. Tyler Chan led West Valley with 21 points, Logan Scholberg scored 15 points and Sean Proscher chipped in with 14 points for the Eagles.

Enterprise’s Khristian Clements scored 15 points for the Hornets (1-3).

U-Prep 59, Red Bluff 33
The Panthers picked up consecutive wins for the first time this season and had four players score in double figures. Jordan Miller, Logan Hawes and Tanner Stephens each scored 11 points and Trevor Jones pitched in with 10 points for U-Prep. Mark Stephens led the Panthers with 11 rebounds while Miller registered a team-best five steals. U-Prep (3-2) opens the Central Valley Tournament with Paradise on Thursday.

Foothill 79, Corning 39
The Cougars — the Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week — stayed hot by doubling up the Cardinals in a non-league road game. Foothill jumped out to a 30-12 lead after the opening quarter and held Corning to seven points in each of the third and fourth periods. Twelve player scored for the Cougars, who were led by Bekdoo Lewis’ 15 points. Luke Lindsey scored 13 points and Josiah Hutt — the Tri Counties Bank Player of the Week — scored 11 points on three 3s. Chase Rossman and Hunter Edwards each had seven rebounds and three assists. Foothill (5-0) faces Terra Linda of San Rafael in the Red Brown Tournament at Sir Francis Drake in San Anselmo.

Mount Shasta 73, Central Valley 48
The Falcons (1-3) were outscored by 11 in each the first and fourth quarters to lose on the road.

Trinity 62, Burney 40
The Raiders led 24-17 at halftime but were outscored 24-5 in the fourth quarter to lose at home. Marc Lopez registered a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds for Burney (2-3) while David Nelson scored eight points and Tairin Daum scored seven.

Prep Girls Basketball

El Segundo 35, West Valley 27
The Eagles were outscored 8-2 in the third quarter after being tied at 17 at half to lose on the road in the Valley Christian Tournament. Senior Ashlee Lewis had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds while Jasee Heacock and Maddie Steele each had four steals.

Central Valley 50, Mount Shasta 45
The Falcons were led by McKenzie Cassingham’s 14 points and eight steals. Haily Valencia had nine points and six steals.

Prep Girls Soccer

U-Prep 7, Red Bluff 0
Panther freshman Isabel Lendman registered a hat trick, scoring three goals while sophomore Sarah Richards scored twice and U-Prep got one goal apiece from freshman Tatum Wayman and junior Savannah Leak. Senior keeper Kendall Nadin had one save in the shutout.

Orland 5, Anderson 1
The Cubs lost on the road to fall to 0-2 while Orland moves to 2-2 on the year.

Prep Boys Soccer

Orland 3, Anderson 0
The Cubs fell to 1-3-1 on the season with the loss while Orland improved to 2-0.

Red Bluff 2, U-Prep 0
The Panthers lost a non-league road match and only mustered four shots in the game. Senior keeper Dylan Miles had four saves for U-Prep (6-1).

Monday, Dec. 3

Prep Girls Basketball

West Valley 29, Valley Christian 19
The Eagles used a 12-2 advantage in the second period to lead 16-8 at half and held Valley Christian to only three points in the fourth quarter. Ashlee Lewis scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Maddie Steele added 10 points, and Rose Matthews paced the Eagles with 16 rebounds.