Sports for the week of February 4, 2016


Hornets win . . .
LAST FRIDAY the Surprise Valley girl's varsity team played Dunsmuir with the Varsity girls rocking the Tigers 45-20. Dianna Lopez dribbles past a Tiger defender. Photo by Nicole Hinton

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Modoc sports—

Modoc basketball teams are at Trinity Feb. 5 and at Weed Feb. 10. Their final home game is against Burney Feb. 12.
Modoc wrestlers are at the Shasta Cascade League championships Feb. 5-6 in Quincy.
Surprise Valley basketball is at Tulelake Feb. 5 and at American Christian Feb. 9.

Modoc grapplers heavily favored to win SCL

The historically dominate Modoc wrestling team is heavily favored to win the Shasta Cascade League championship for the fifth straight year and the 20th out of the last 27 years under coach Shaun Wood, in Quincy this weekend.
The event will have dual matches on Friday and individual matches on Saturday. Wood said Trinity, Quincy and Etna will be the biggest challenges, but he expects to come out on top.
“I see us doing well and having several kids in the final matches,” Wood said Monday. “We’re peaking at the right time and are coming off a good showing at the Corning tournament, where we won the small schools division.”
Troy Culp placed third in Corning at the heavyweight division and Lane Calvin took a third at the 126-pound weight. Brandon Hays took fifth at 113 pounds and Haydn Alverson was fifth at 195 pounds. Zach Norby was seventh at 152 pounds.
Three Modoc wrestlers were just one match out of placing at Corning: Chance Galvin, Tim Reed and Josh Vierria.

Modoc boys beat Etna; fall to Bulldogs

The Modoc Braves boy’s varsity has its best scoring night of the year, beating Etna 84-73 on the home hardwood Saturday. On Friday night, the Braves fell to Fall River’s Bulldogs 63-47.
The Braves are at Trinity Friday night and at Weed Feb. 10.
Modoc trailed Etna 24-22 in the first period and 42-40 at halftime. Modoc outscored Etna 24-13 in the third period and 20-18 in the fourth for he win.
Fall River led Modoc 18-16 in the first period of that game and held a 38-27 lead by halftime. The Bulldogs pumped in 16 points in the third and held Modoc to just four, to take a 54-31 lead into the final stanza. The Braves won that quarter 16-9, but had too much to make up.
The Braves lost to Mr. Shasta 64-47 Tuesday night. They led 12-10 in the first periods and trailed 24-23 by halftime. The Bears took a 42-35 lead after three and outscored Modoc 22-12 in the fourth quarter.
The junior varsity Braves beat Etna 54-35. They led 14-8 in the first period and 33-12 by halftime. Modoc scored 21 second half points and Etna added 23.
Michael Rush led the Braves with 16 points.
The JVs also beat Fall River 65-40 at home. Modoc led 17-9 in the opening period and 33-24 at halftime. The Braves outscored Fall River 32-16 in the second half for the 65-40 win.
The JVs lost to Mt. Shasta 57-47 Tuesday.

Modoc girls split in league action

Modoc’s varsity girl’s basketball team beat Etna 40-32 this week and topped Fall River 50-46.
The Braves led Etna 24-16 at halftime and matched the Lions with 16 points in the second half.
Modoc had a slow start against Fall River, the top team in the Shasta Cascade League, trailed 12-4 in the first. A solid second period put Modoc up 21-20 at halftime. The game was still tight after three, 32-31, but Modoc won the fourth, 18-15.
Mt. Shasta beat the Modoc girls 55-35 Tuesday. Modoc trailed 14-6 in the first quarter and 29-13 at halftime. The Bears scored 26 second half points and Modoc added 22.

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