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Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Enterprise Hornets

Mianna Saechao has been a veteran presence for Enterprise, this week's Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Team of the Week, scoring and directing the offense as injuries have force the Hornets to dig into its bench. (Mike Daly / Shasta County Sports)

The Enterprise girls basketball team has faced its share of adversity this season. Leading scorer and Shasta County Sports No. 1 returning player Abby Shoff has missed a substantial chunk of the season dealing with a foot injury. Alissa Terras has missed time with a wrist injury as well.

No matter, the Hornets keep pressing and rolling on, beating a much-improved Chico squad 62-46 last Tuesday and then handling rival Shasta 54-36 despite Terras missing much of the game after rolling her ankle in the first half.

Enterprise is 3-0 in Eastern Athletic League play, getting big contributions from players like Mianna Saechao, Natayah Saeturn and sisters Kylie and Natalie Mendes. The Hornets are this week’s Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Team of the Week, the second honor of the year for Anthony Williams’ squad.

Enterprise has rebounded nicely from a short-handed loss to Redding Christian and reeled off five of six wins (the lone loss was to Oregon’s No. 1 team South Medford) to start league play.

The Hornets’ depth might be the key to a postseason run as playing without Shoff and, at times Terras, has allowed the Mendes girls to step up and seen Saechao take an on-court leadership role. She dropped 15 in the win over Shasta and showed poise no doubt gained in last year’s deep NorCal run. In addition, others like Jacey Whetstone and JV call-up Heather Alexander have provided quality minutes for the Hornets who travel to Red Bluff today before hosting Pleasant Valley on Friday.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Team of the Week

Week 1: Foothill Cougars
Week 2: Enterprise Hornets
Week 3: Shasta Wolves
Week 5: Redding Christian Lions
Week 6: Redding Christian Lions
Week 7: Enterprise Hornets

Staff Reports is content produced by the Shasta County Sports team.

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