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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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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Anderson boys, Shasta girls win inaugural Toys4Tots games

The Anderson boys basketball team left the Harlan Carter Gym holly and jolly on Thursday after coming away with a 58-55 win over Shasta in the inaugural Toys4Tots game. The Shasta girls earned a win in the evening’s varsity opener with a 47-42 victory over Big Blue.

The night was a benefit for the Marine Corps Toys4Tots campaign as fans were given free entrance to all four games – jv boys and girls played earlier in the afternoon. The bins in the foyer of the gym were overflowing before the start of the boys game.

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