Boys basketball loses to Orange Glen, beats Mission Vista
By Bill Tamburrino
Basketball coach David Reichner’s Bulldogs hit the road and lost to Orange Glen (9-10, 1-5) and beat Mission Vista (5-10, 1-5) in Valley League action.
The Dawgs are 9-13 overall and 3-3 in league games.
The Dawgs got off to a fast start on the road at Orange Glen but could not finish in a 55-48 loss.
Orange Glen (9-9, 1-4) picked up its first Valley League win and handed the Bulldogs its third league loss.
“It is difficult to put into words what happened tonight. We have to win out to get an at-large bid into the CIF playoffs,” explained Reichner in his blog on the Bulldog website.
The game was closely contested but sloppy at times. Ramona committed 23 turnovers and three in the final minute.
The Dawgs got off to a fast start and led 12-7 after the first eight minutes. Ramona held the lead going into intermission leading 23-19. OG tied the score at 35 going into the final period. The lead changed four times in the final period and was tied in the final minute of play when Orange forced key turnovers to win the game.
Scott Stransky and Dylan Fieger shared the scoring honors as both Bulldogs scored 10 points. Stransky had two assists and Fieger had four rebounds.
Zach White led the team’s defense with six steals to go with his 5 points. Matt Lawler scored 8 points but fouled out of the game in the final period which dealt a blow to the Dawgs’ inside game. Riley Hubbard (7), Ryan Heiar (5), and Marco Cobian (3) also scored for the Dawgs.
The Bulldogs beat Mission Vista 52-40. Ramona trailed after the first quarter of play but won the final three periods in a closely contested game until the Dawgs hit three 3-point baskets in the final period to pull away.
Lawler paced the Dawgs as he scored 14 points and led the team with eight rebounds. Fieger also tallied in double figures as he scored 10. Stransky hit three shots from beyond the arch to score 9 points. Heiar scored 6 and grabbed seven boards. White scored 5 and led the team with three assists. Christian Dominguez scored 6 points and Davis Windes scored 2.
Stransky, White and Fieger had three steals apiece.
The Mission Vista win was the first step in Reichner’s goal of winning out in order to get a playoff berth. The Bulldogs are not mathematically out of a shot at the league title, and they play all of the teams ahead of them in the remaining league schedule.
- Bulldog basketball coasts to victory against Mission Vista
- Bulldog baseball loses to San Marcos, beats Orange Glen
- Bulldog boys finish third at Tri-City basketball tournament
- Bulldog water polo beats Orange Glen, then finishes sixth in tourney
- Bulldog boys basketball opens season, Tuesday
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