The Bulldogs lost to San Marcos on the road and dropped a home decision to Mt. Carmel in the Dawg House in Valley League action. The Dawgs are now 12-11 overall and are 2-6 in league play.
San Marcos played full court pressure defense and dominated the Bulldogs in the first period to take a 24-7 lead after eight minutes of play. The Knights shut out the Dawgs in the first six minutes.
Ramona adjusted and played the Knights evenly during the final three periods but could not overcome the 17-point deficit.
Dodges McIntosh led the Bulldogs with 11 points. Keith Scheib was also in double digits with 10 points. Scheib hit three three-point shots. Zach Windes hit two three-pointers and finished with eight points.
Andrew Alcaraz (3), Jared Engler (3), Josh Lieber (1), Garlan Marshall (3), Bryson Garcia (1) and Kwayde Miller (2) all scored in the contest.
Cameron Kolk and Engler both grabbed four rebounds as San Marcos used its superior height to control the boards.
The Bulldogs played without their leading scorer and team leader against Mt. Carmel Friday evening as Dodge McIntosh lost a bout with the flu. The Dawgs played well but lost to the Sundevils in overtime 68-62.
“We had some big shoes to fill, but the team stepped it up and we played very hard for the entire game,” stated Coach Ken Scheib.
Scheib singled out the overall play of Windes and Garcia.
Garcia and Windes shared the scoring honors for the Dawgs as both players scored 14 points. Kolk also scored in double figures with 11 points. Alcaraz (7), Engler (4), Lieber (3), Marshall (3), Scheib (3), Tyler Jordan (2) and Miller also scored for the Dawgs.
Ramona jumped out to a 14-10 lead in the first period but the Sundevils rallied to take a 27-23 halftime advantage. The Dawgs outscored the Sundevils 18-13 in the third quarter to take a one point advantage into the final stanza.
The score was tied at 52 at the end of regulation play. Mt. Carmel won the overtime period to take the victory.
Garcia, Marshall, Lieber, Windes, Scheib and Alcaraz all hit three-point goals in the game. Both teams were 16-26 from the free throw line.