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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Shasta County Sports 2018-19 All-County girls basketball team

When you want to put together a complete team, the term “balance” usually lingers around the top of the conversation. Yes, you want a strength and an identity. But when you talk look at the 2018-19 All-Shasta County girls basketball team filled with all-Northern Section and all-league talent, and league and section champions, it will take you awhile to find a weakness.

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2018-19 girls All Northern Section basketball teams released

Six Shasta County girls basketball players dot the All Northern Section basketball teams, including the unanimous MVP choice and two of her Enterprise teammates.Jadyn Matthews had a season for the ages in dominating regular season opponents and pushing the Hornets to the Northern California Division II finals.

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West Valley pushes its way to the top with 37-35 win over U-Prep

The Eagles’ Northern Athletic League title hopes are still alive.

Ashlee Lewis banked in a six-footer for the go-ahead bucket with 36 seconds left to lift West Valley High’s girls basketball team to a 37-35 road victory to not only spoil U-Prep’s homecoming night but prevent the Panthers from clinching the NAL title.

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Girls Basketball Team of the Week: U-Prep Panthers

The U-Prep girls basketball team is sitting at 5-1 in Northern Athletic League play heading into a tough three-game week that culminates with a showdown against West Valley, also 5-1 in league.

Last week, the Panthers did a good job of TCB (taking care of business) in NAL play, getting a tough home overtime win over Lassen and a road win against a CV team that’s not faring well in league but is vastly improved. For the perfect week, U-Prep is the Shasta County Sports Girls Basketball Team of the Week.

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Shasta County Sports Basketball Lunch Pail Gang

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.

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Midseason girls basketball MVP Watch List

We offer 15 players who’ve shown they can come night in, night out and give their team an opportunity to win. Making the list doesn’t ensure postseason honors (just as not making this list doesn’t exclude from a possible MVP run).

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