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
There were two quintessential moments – one in each half – in the Shasta boys basketball team’s 91-64 Northern Section Division III playoff win over Chico on Friday night at Harlan Carter Gym.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
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.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
Trailing by five in the third period of the Dennis Burnum Classic, the Shasta boys basketball team was at a crossroads. A few weeks back, the Wolves might’ve folded after having a lead and surrendering it.Read More
The strategy was simple … don’t let Joe Lawrie beat you. The Shasta boys basketball team was clinging to a 56-53 lead over Paradise with 11.9 seconds left in the title game of the Dennis Byrnum title game at Oroville High School. Shasta’s Caden Turner had just connected on both ends of a one-and-one to put Shasta up by three as the Wolves called timeout to finalize their strategy.Read More