There’s something about crosstown rival Shasta that brings the best out of the Enterprise boys basketball team. Less than a week after falling to Las Plumas, something coach Jim Deaver said hadn’t happened in nearly two decades, the Hornets have risen up and stung their rivals – once in the Harlan Carter semifinals and most recently on Saturday in the finals of the Jamie Angley Hornet Classic.
The win give the Black and Gold a 2-0 edge this season over the Wolves and also earns them the Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Team of the Week honors.
The Hornets sliced through Tokay and Sacramento’s River City in the opening rounds of the Angley to get the much-anticipated game against the Wolves.
And Deaver’s crew again rose to the occasion.
“Look at how they play – win or lose it’s always a great game because they get up for it,” he told Shasta County Sports. “They need to act like we’re playing Shasta every night.”
And what made Saturday’s 64-60 win that much more impressive is that all five starter (Demarreya Lewis-Cooper, Gage Owen, Jermaine Mondaine, Kobe Fuller and Brennan Ramirez) logged every minute – minus one second – of the game. True iron man basketball.
Mondaine, perhaps the breakout star of the year, scored a game-high 19 while DLC added 15 and Ramirez 13.
How the 9-4 Hornets continue on this season remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure you can bet they’ll be hyped to play Shasta again.
Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Team of the Week
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