Who to watch at 3 on 3: High School hoopers

The Redding 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Redding Civic Auditorium is a true North State spectacle. From the youngsters to the “old(er)” players, the 3-on-3 marks the passing of not just generations, but the passing of the torch.

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Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Shasta Wolves

The Shasta Wolves are right there, especially after a 2-0 week to end the regular season and heading into the Northern Section Division III playoffs with the No. 4 seed and momentum. The Wolves exacted revenge over Enterprise on Tuesday and then beat Red Bluff in a statement game and earned the the Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week. It’s the second time the Wolves have earned the honors.

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Foothill outlasts Shasta for 72-67 overtime win

The Shasta Wolves played 30 minutes of pretty good basketball Tuesday against Foothill. Problem is, including the overtime period, the game lasted 36 minutes.

Foothill (18-7, 5-2 Eastern Athletic League took advantage of ice-in-the-veins free throw shooting late, five players in double figures and a few bad possessions by the Wolves to come away with a 72-67 EAL win at the Cougars’ Palace.

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Shasta boys use second-half burst to distance themselves from Chico in 69-56 win

Chico coach Abe Simmons said before Friday’s game that the Panthers Achilles heel all season has been the third period. The uber-young Panthers do well, he said, in the opening 16 minutes, but have had a hard time coming out of intermission.

The Shasta boys basketball team made Simmons’ words prophetic as the Wolves came out of the locker room nursing a 28-25 lead and proceeded to – after four-possession blip – blitz the Panthers for a 12-0 run over a two-minute span to extend the halftime lead from three to a 38-25 edge en route to a 69-56 victory at Harlan Carter Gym.

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Enterprise aces exam as school subjects play part in 51-42 win over Shasta

School lets out for Shasta and Enterprise around 2:30 p.m. every day but Wednesday.

Thursday night, the Hornets’ boys basketball team used a little night school to earn a 51-42 win over crosstown rival Shasta. The annual rivalry game featured courses in history, arithmetic, chemistry and physics.

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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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Harlan Carter Invitational boys preview

Basketball in the North State officially began Monday, but the Harlan Carter is the first real taste of action for hoop heads. The fundraiser for the Shasta Union High School District programs, this year’s Harlan Carter is back to an 8-team bracket after experimenting with a 6-team, round-robin format last year.

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