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Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Shasta Wolves

Ella Rodriguez (seen at last year's Harlan Carter) helped the Wolves to a consolation title at the Kimball Christmas Tournament last week to also earn Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Team of the Week honors. (File photo by Mike Daly / Shasta County Sports)

The Shasta girls basketball team brought home a consolation title last week from the Kimball Christmas Tournament, going 3-1 in the four-game tournament.

The Wolves (7-5) dropped the opener against the hosts – 50-40 – only to rebound with three straight over upper division opponents to grab the consolation trophy and earn the Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Team of the Week.

Against Kimball, Shasta was paced by Ella Rodriguez, who poured in 13 and got 10-point contributions from Ava Jackson and Isabelle Smith.

The Wolves then proceeded to slice through the consolation side of the bracket, beating Stockton teams McNair 62-21, Stagg 61-15 and Weston Ranch 58-45.

Against McNair, Jackson went for 16 and Smith grabbed 13 boards. In the win over Stagg, Smith dropped 12, Taryn Giacomelli added 12 and Jackson eight.

In the physical consolation final, Jackson went for 18 and Gaicomelli added 10. Jackson was named to the all-tournament team.

Shasta is back in action after the New Year at the West Valley Tournament.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Team of the Week

Week 1: Foothill Cougars
Week 2: Enterprise Hornets
Week 3: Shasta Wolves

Aaron Williams has been involved in the North State sports scene for nearly two decades. He spent eight years as the Sports Editor for the local newspaper and another four more as the voice of high school football on the radio. Williams has coached various sports at the high school level over the past decade, most recently at Shasta High, and is also the public address announcer for the Shasta College football and basketball teams.

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