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VIDEO — Local community shows its support for CR basketball

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Photos by Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – CR’s Drew Gillette in action on Saturday.

By Ray Hamill — Hump day won’t be so bad this week.

In fact, it could be the most memorable hump day in the history of CR sports.

It will certainly be one of the biggest nights in Redwoods basketball history, with both teams competing for a conference championship when they host Shasta in their final regular season games and hoping to secure a first-ever double of titles for the school.

Both teams took care of business against Feather River on Saturday to set up the climatic Wednesday night, with the men winning 94-78 to claim at least a share of the Golden Valley Conference championship, and the women winning 85-62.

The men can claim the title outright with a victory on Wednesday, while Shasta will be playing for a co-championship.

Check out the home support for the Corsairs on Saturday

A win for the Knights will also give them the top seed from the conference, courtesy of their better head-to-head record against CR, which could end up costing the Corsairs a home playoff game.

So the CR men have plenty of incentive.Screen Shot 2020-02-15 at 9.56.03 PM

Likewise with the women, who will be hoping to end a 40-year championship drought for the program.

The Corsairs can claim at least a share of the title with a win over Shasta, and could claim it outright if Butte loses to Feather River on the same night.

If both CR and Butte lose, they would be co-champions.

As co-champions with a 1-1 head-to-head record against each other, a coin toss would then determine which of them gets the higher seed from the GVC and a guaranteed home playoff game.

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CR’s Ashley Quigley

And with so much on the line for both teams, you can expect another packed house in attendance and plenty of noise from the home support.

The players have thrived on the huge crowds that have shown up for every game this season, with both teams featuring local-laden lineups that have captivated the community support.

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