The Etna Lady Lions basketball team got here away with MVP and instruct of the year honors in the Shasta Cascade League this season. Senior Jessica Dean became named league MVP, even as third-12 months head teach Alyssa Scala earned instruct of the year honors. Senior Cassidy Gilmore, junior Cailey Rizzardo, and junior Halliday Hubbard earned first crew all-league honors. EHS junior Megan Bennett was an SCL honorable point out choice. The Lady Lions had an historical yr on the court docket and won the SCL title with a 9-1 document, and finished the 12 months 25-6 overall. The squad located 2d inside the Northern Section Division 6 playoffs. The Lions went directly to earn the CIF NorCal Regional Division 6 name at domestic on March 5 with a 72-51 win over Forest Lake Christian. This changed into the primary time in Etna High faculty history a team had received a State nearby title. A parade thru Etna become currently held for the Lady Lions. “From the very starting, this group of ladies knew they desired to win,” Scala said. “They came in to open gyms, put inside the work inside the offseason and showed as much as practice every day prepared to work and wanting to improve their competencies.” “I’ve always instructed this institution of women that if they are saying they’re going to do it and play to their ability, they can accomplish whatever,” Scala introduced. Coach Scala said that she turned into “extremely satisfied and proud,” of Dean incomes the SCL MVP honor. “It is very nicely deserved,” Scala stated. “She came away with double-doubles in numerous league games, at the side of many key loose throws all season.” Dean averaged 10.7 points and 7.6 rebounds in step with the sport. Receiving SCL coach of the yr honors “is like the cherry on top to this notable season. I am very venerated,” Scala stated. Scala said that she turned into “excited to have 3 players earn all-league choices.” She had this to say approximately the Lady Lions all-league and honorable mention selections. Cassidy Gilmore ”Cassidy turned into one in every one of our captains this 12 months and sincerely led by example each on and rancid the court. She hit several huge three-suggestions in games this season that fired up our girls at the side of definitely deflating our combatants. Cailey Rizzardo ”Cailey turned into honorable mention final season. This 12 months, she performed a guard function for us together with her everyday function at publishing. She changed into very effective in both. She is what we call our garbage man, pulling down numerous rebounds and converting them to buckets.”
Halliday Hubbard ”Halliday is lighting out in the protection cease of the game and has the potential to close down other groups, huge scorers, alongside a robust sport in using to the paint and making plays manifest.” Megan Bennett ”Megan is a totally aggressive player who is constantly running while on the floor.” Scala delivered that this turned into her first 12 months on the varsity team. In the SCL, Lily Hitchcock of Mount Shasta was named all-league, at the same time as teammate Yuki Cannon turned into an honorable mention choice.