SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Shasta College's women's basketball team took fifth place at the Cosumnes River College Invitational over the weekend, losing the first game to West Hills Lemoore 70-69 and beating Cosumnes River 68-64 and American River 57-54.
Freshman Jenna Wallace led the Knights in the tournament, averaging a double-double across the three games with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Megan Collins reached double figures in scoring in all three contests.
West Hills Lemoore 70, Shasta 69
The Knights led 40-29 at half but was outscored 26-16 in the third quarter and couldn't get the victory despite shooting 41 percent from 3-point grange (11-of-27). Wallace and Collins each scored 21 points to lead the Knights while Riley Wallen added seven points and a team-best 11 rebounds and five assists. Gabby Rosales and Jamie Larson each scored eight points for Shasta.
Shasta 68, Cosumnes River 64
Shasta overcame a seven-point halftime deficit by doubling Cosumnes River's score in the third 18-9 and picked up its first win of the year. Four players were in double figures and Wallace (22 points, 11 rebounds) and Wallen (14 points, 16 rebounds) each tallied double-doubles. Collins scored 13 points and grabbed seven boards and Larson contributed 12 points and seven rebounds.
Shasta 57, American River 54
The Knights used another big third quarter to get ahead of ARC, outscoring the Beavers 19-7 in the period to lead by five entering the fourth and held on to win. Four players were in double figures with Wallace leading the charge with 14 points and 14 rebounds for a double-double. Wallen dropped 13 points and Larson and Collins each added 10 points.
Shasta (2-1) plays against Monterey Peninsula Thursday.