Fri 13 Dec 2013
Weed 51 – Tulelake 36
The Tulelake Honkers put up a fight in the first half, but the third quarter belonged to the Weed Cougars. The Cougars led 12-7 at the end of the first quarter, and 24-21 at the half. Weed pasted 20 points on the board in the third quarter, while limiting Tulelake to just 5 points, for a 44-25 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Destiny Jones led all scorers with 12 points. Jo Jo Stensaas, Elyssa Fisher and Lauren Gubetta each added 7 points for the Cougars.
Jara Chavolla led Tulelake with 8 points. Ashley Lee put up 7, and Sabrina Gribble had 6 points.
Yreka 53 – Fall River 51
Yreka dominated the first quarter 18-4. Fall River came back a bit in the second stanza, cutting the deficit to 8 points, at 35-27, going into halftime. Yreka led by double digits through most of the third quarter, and went to the final frame with a 10-point lead, 45-35. That’s when things got interesting.
Fall River Bulldog Sarah Westlund went coast-to-coast to make it a 7-point game, 47-40, with 4:35 to play. A freebie from Shay Marquez, made it a two possession contest, 47-41. Yreka Miner Ashley Ensminger set up Dakota Cash for a bucket, 49-41. Two from the charity stripe by Ensminger pushed Yreka’s lead back to double digits at 51-41, with 3:19 to go. Westlund scored for the Bulldogs, 51-43. Yreka answered with Cash dishing to Justine Cota for a hoop, 53-43. Yreka would not score again.
Megan Gallion made it 53-45, and then assisted on a bucket by Taylor Corder, with under three minutes to play, 53-47. A put-back by Caitlyn Braden made it 53-49, with 1:53 on the clock. With half a minute to go, Amy Brown brought the Bulldogs to within a hoop, 53-51. With three ticks on the clock, Fall River had the ball out of bounds under the basket, with a chance to tie it or win it. However, Ensminger came up with a swipe on the inbound pass to seal the win for Yreka, 53-51.
Mt. Shasta 41 – Biggs 20
This was more of a mismatch than the score indicates, as Biggs showed little signs of making a game of it. Mt. Shasta led 12-4 at the end of the first quarter, and 22-10 at the half. It was Mt. Shasta up 31-16 at the end of three quarters.
Sejay Sarti and Ashley Cain each scored 10 points for Mt. Shasta. Kaycee Sarti and Tori Hansen each contributed 5 points.
Durham 52 – Yreka 51
The Durham Trojans led 16-12 at the end of the first quarter, and the squads went into the locker room tied at 23-23. Going into the final frame Durham led by a point, 41-40.
The Trojans opened up the scoring in the fourth quarter, 43-40. Yreka Miner Ryan Andrus quickly answered, 43-42. Durham built up a 7-point advantage, 49-42. With 1:57 to play in the game, Ty Currie came up with a steal-n-score for the Miners, 49-44. Anthony Whittaker stole the ball and was fouled. He added a pair of freebies, to make it 49-46 with :55 on the clock. A Trojan free throw made it a two possession lead for Durham, 50-46, with 28 seconds left. Currie cut the deficit to a hoop, 50-48, with 18 seconds to go. Durham added two more free throws to seal the win with four seconds left on the clock. Levi Batholomew hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, making the final score 52-51. (more…)Share on Facebook