Lady Cougars keep streak alive
Lassen College women's basketball team is off to its expected flawless start in the Golden Valley Conference. The Lady Cougars, ranked third in the state and No. 1 in Northern California, have won their first three conference games, defeating Shasta 63-57 and College of the Siskiyous 80-71 on the road, and College of the Redwoods 68-53 on the road.
"Our goal is to finish conference undefeated," Lassen head coach Mark Nareau said. "But it's going to be tough. A lot tougher than last year."
Lassen captured the GVC crown last season with a 10-0 record.
The Lady Cougars this weekend's play tied for first in the GVC with Butte at 3-0.
Jamie Wagner hit five three-pointers and scored 17 to lead Lassen past Shasta. Janelle Mack had 14 points and 18 rebounds. Jasmere Kirby netted 13.
Kirby went wild against Siskiyous, scoring 32 points. It was the sophomore's fourth 30-point game of the season. She scored a career-high 37 against San Jose City last month.
Mack and Wagner combined for 27 points.
Against Redwoods last Saturday, Lassen went home with a victory without a healthy Jasmine Borella, who is suffering from a stress fracture.
Kirby poured in 24 points and Jeris Evans chipped in 11. Borella came off the bench to score nine.
"Jeris is playing well and has become a key part of the team. She hit a key three-pointer against Redwoods and played good defense," Nareau said.
Lassen (23-4) hosts Feather River on Saturday, Feb. 2 and travels to Shasta Friday, Feb. 8. A win over Feather River will give the sophomores 50 wins in a Cougar uniform.
The Lady Cougars do not meet Butte until Saturday, Feb. 16 in Susanville.