photo by Mike Daly
REDDING, Calif. – The Shasta College men's basketball team lost the final game of the season to Lassen College 102-78 on Wednesday.
Shasta College ended the regular season 7-18 overall and 5-5 in Golden Valley Conference play, finishing fourth in the conference standings.
The Knights trailed 47-36 at halftime and couldn't recover, allowing a season-high points in the defeat. Shasta won the turnover battle 21-10 but was outrebounded 50-29 and Lassen shot 12 of 26 from 3-point land and 38 of 69 (55 percent) from the floor.
Thompson led Shasta in scoring with 250 points (10.0 average) while lone sophomore Tanner Guinn scored 240 points (also a 10.0 average). Both players made team-high 40 3-pointers.
Plunkitt's 131 assists (6.0 per game) and 54 steals (2.5 per game) were by far team-highs and Corey Busta pulled down 101 rebounds (4.0 per game). Freshman Jalen Evans led the Knights in rebounds per game with 5.8 before suffering a knee injury.
Team GVC, Overall
Butte 8-2, 15-12
Lassen 7-3, 16-10
Feather River 5-5, 13-10
Siskiyous 5-5, 8-20
Shasta 5-5, 7-18
Redwoods 0-10, 0-26