In the heart of San Francisco, at the famous Kezar Pavilion, the clock finally struck midnight on the Foothill Cougars’ Cinderella run.After beating the second-seeded Las Lomas, and No. 7 Fortuna — both on the road — the 15th-seeded Cougars fell short, losing a double-overtime 69-63 thriller to University.Read More
Four times Foothill had an opportunity to take a lead in the final 70 seconds. And four times, the Cougars couldn’t connect.Read More
Championship weekend is here and it’s a hoops heaven for basketball lovers with 10 games spread out over two days, starting Friday at Butte College with Divisions IV and V and wrapping up Saturday at Shasta College with Divisions III, V, and VII.Read More
If the coaching axiom that hustle never takes a night off is true – and it is – then meet Luke Lindsey, hustle’s posterboy.
The Foothill junior is part spark plug, part Red Bull in a uniform, part gnat at the picnic that you can’t quite swat away. And the sum of those parts is a dynamic floor presence that’s a perfect complement to the scoring ability of the Cougars’ unquestioned senior leader Josiah Hutt and the smooth under-the-radar game of fellow junior Bekdoo Lewis.Read More
It was only a matter of time before Josiah Hutt took over.
And this time he brought his fluid jumper along for the ride to send the Cougars into the finals for the fourth time in five years.Read More
Josiah Hutt dropped 21 on the Wolves and followed that with a 17-point night in a 62-43 win over Chico. His efforts earned him the Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Week 10, the second time this season Hutt has grabbed the honor.Read More
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.Read More
When it’s crunch time, put the ball in Josiah Hutt’s hands.
The Foothill senior’s clutch nine-point fourth quarter helped Foothill knock off West Valley 53-45 on Saturday at Shasta College in The Annual “Think Pink” game.Read More
There’s still a ton of basketball still to be played between now and the section finals in late February. But the start of league, it’s time to take a look at those players that have stepped up their game over the preseason and enter league as legitimate MVP candidates.Read More
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.Read More