Three seniors lead team scoring in Bulldog basketball win on Senior Night

By Bill Tamburrino

Senior Night turned out to be a big night for the three seniors on the Ramona High basketball roster. The Bulldogs bested Orange Glen 78-58 to avenge a 55-48 road loss in the first round of league action.

Matt Lawler and Ryan Heiar double-team an Orange Glen player on defense. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

Seniors Zach White, Ryan Heiar, and Dylan Fieger scored 22, 17, and 12 points respectfully to combine for 51 points. Orange Glen (10-13, 2-8) scored 58 as a team.

“All three seniors had a night to remember by leading the team in scoring and on the defensive end,” said coach David Reichner.

Reichner called a time- out in the last minute of play and took the three seniors off the court so they could get recognition from the crowd. Reichner also had praise for Scott Stransky for pushing the ball up the floor and getting the offense started.

Stransky also joined the three seniors in the double digit club with 12 points. Matt Lawler (8), Marco Cobian (4), and Christian Dominguez (3) also scored in the victory. Heiar and Cobian both had eight rebounds apiece to lead in that category.

Reichner also pointed out that the 3- point shooting of Stransky and White (3 for 6), the team’s free throw shooting (18 for 26), and a positive assist to turnover ratio of 16 to 11 were main factors in the win. The coach also praised White, Cobian, Heiar, and Lawler for taking charges during the game. According to Reichner, Ramona is the No. 1 team in California and the No. 8 team in the nation in the taking charges statistic.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season on the road at Del Norte High School (16-12, 7-3) and dropped a 54-47 decision to the Nighthawks. The Bulldogs started the game with an 11-2 run but the score was tied at the end of the first quarter and the Dawgs trailed by 2 at intermission. Del Norte led 40-33 at the end of the third period. The two teams played evenly in the final eight minutes.

Stransky led the Dawgs in scoring with 22 points. Fieger also tallied in double figures with 11 points and eight rebounds. Heiar led the team in rebounding with nine boards to go with his 2 points. White (3), Cobian (2), Windes (2), and Lawler (5) also scored for the Dawgs. Ramona only had four assists in the game and committed 14 turnovers.

“I am proud of the way they came out the first quarter, competed fierce and played with confidence,” said Reichner.

Reichner said a key factor in the loss was that the Bulldogs missed 30 shots in the paint. The Dawgs hit only 16 of 53 shots from the field.

The Dawgs did not receive a berth in the CIF playoffs and finished the season with a 10-15 record. The Dawgs were 4-6 in the Valley League and finished in fourth place in league.

“The seniors can hold their heads high as they competed hard all season and improved tremendously every step of the way. There is no doubt these kids have taken their individual talents and team play to the next level to compete for league and CIF titles. This program is on the brink of championships, the future is bright as we will turn those close games into victories and hang banners again very soon,” said Reichner.

“All three seniors had a night to remember by leading the team in scoring and on the defensive end,” said coach David Reichner.

Reichner called a time- out in the last minute of play and took the three seniors off the court so they could get recognition from the crowd. Reichner also had praise for Scott Stransky for pushing the ball up the floor and getting the offense started.

Stransky also joined the three seniors in the double digit club with 12 points. Matt Lawler (8), Marco Cobian (4), and Christian Dominguez (3) also scored in the victory. Heiar and Cobian both had eight rebounds apiece to lead in that category.

Reichner also pointed out that the 3- point shooting of Stransky and White (3 for 6), the team’s free throw shooting (18 for 26), and a positive assist to turnover ratio of 16 to 11 were main factors in the win. The coach also praised White, Cobian, Heiar, and Lawler for taking charges during the game. According to Reichner, Ramona is the No. 1 team in California and the No. 8 team in the nation in the taking charges statistic.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season on the road at Del Norte High School (16-12, 7-3) and dropped a 54-47 decision to the Nighthawks. The Bulldogs started the game with an 11-2 run but the score was tied at the end of the first quarter and the Dawgs trailed by 2 at intermission. Del Norte led 40-33 at the end of the third period. The two teams played evenly in the final eight minutes.

Stransky led the Dawgs in scoring with 22 points. Fieger also tallied in double figures with 11 points and eight rebounds. Heiar led the team in rebounding with nine boards to go with his 2 points. White (3), Cobian (2), Windes (2), and Lawler (5) also scored for the Dawgs. Ramona only had four assists in the game and committed 14 turnovers.

“I am proud of the way they came out the first quarter, competed fierce and played with confidence,” said Reichner.

Reichner said a key factor in the loss was that the Bulldogs missed 30 shots in the paint. The Dawgs hit only 16 of 53 shots from the field.

The Dawgs did not receive a berth in the CIF playoffs and finished the season with a 10-15 record. The Dawgs were 4-6 in the Valley League and finished in fourth place in league.

“The seniors can hold their heads high as they competed hard all season and improved tremendously every step of the way. There is no doubt these kids have taken their individual talents and team play to the next level to compete for league and CIF titles. This program is on the brink of championships, the future is bright as we will turn those close games into victories and hang banners again very soon,” said Reichner.

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