Nine days without playing a game left the Pleasant Valley boys basketball team wondering how it would start against a red-hot Shasta squad in the Northern Section semifinals.Read More
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.Read More
The Wolves got 54 points in the middle quarters to pull away from Red Bluff for a 79-34 win in the regular-season finale. Shasta (15-12, 5-5 Eastern Athletic League) got 18 points from Caden Turner and JT Beasley, while Caden Cushamn chipped in 14 and James Weaver added 11.Read More
For Shasta, it was a night where everything clicked. For Enterprise, it was a wake-up call.
The Wolves came out from the gate, raced out to a 17-point halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 75-58 win over the Hornets on Tuesday at Harlan Carter Gym.Read More
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.Read More
Years ago, when I was at the newspaper, I wrote a basketball piece where I highlighted those kids who I loved watching. Not because they would fill up the basket with points, but because they were solid contributors who came to the job daily and just worked. I called them the Lunch Pail Gang.Read More
At the midpoint of the season, the Hornets are finally settling into their roles and starting to figure it out.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
West Valley is finding a recipe for success through the first month of the season: get the jump shots going early on and wear teams down by attacking the rim to close it out.Read More
In a game of one-upsmanship, the Shasta boys basketball team saw Vallejo’s 10-0 third quarter run and upped the ante with a 20-8 run in the fourth period to pull away with a 62-53 win in the second round of the Harlan Carter Invitational on Friday to advance to Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. championship against host Foothill.Read More