Lady Cagers end season third in Valley League

The Lady Bulldogs finished the regular season and Valley League action with a 69-24 win over San Marcos in the Dawg House on Senior Night against the Knights on Friday.

Ramona finished with a 19-8 record overall. The Lady Bulldogs finished in third place in the Valley League with an 8-4-league mark.

The Lady Dawgs received the sixth seed in the CIF playoffs and hosted the Steele Canyon Cougars on Tuesday in the opening round of the playoffs.

The Lady Dawgs are in the toughest division in the playoffs.

“We have never had a sixth seed in my tenure as coach,” said Coach Dan Marshall. “We have to open up with a 19-7 team (Steele Canyon). Anytime an 11th seed has a 19-7 record, you know you are in a tough bracket. If we get by them, we have to play Mt. Carmel in their gym.”

Also in Ramona’s division are Mt. Miguel, Westview and El Capitan.

The San Marcos game was never a contest. Ramona took a 23-7 lead in the first period and held the Lady Knights to seven or fewer points in every quarter. The final period was played with a running clock—not an ideal way to go into the playoffs.

Janet Nasman got into early foul trouble and played less than half of the game. Despite the lack of PT, Nasman scored 16 points.

Kathryn Owens came off  the bench to replace Nasman and led all scorers with 18 points.

Chelsea Maurer played a well-balanced game. The senior guard scored nine points, grabbed rebounds dished off five assists and had six steals.

Kellie Schoepp also had a well-rounded game. The junior forward grabbed eight rebounds, recorded four steals, handed out four assists and blocked a shot while scoring eight points.

Tori Sheppard (4), Jessica Beam (2), Paige Conroy (2), Felisha stead (3), Christie Flores (1) and Linze Cole (6) also scored in the league win.

The Lady Dawgs lost to Westview 56-48. Maurer led Ramona in scoring with 15 points. Schoepp also scored in double figures with 11 points. Conroy (2), Tessa Balcom (6), Cole (3), Owens (2), and Nasman (9) also scored.

Nasman had a great game under the bucket. The senior post player grabbed a season high 16 rebounds.

Westview got off to a fast start and led 15-6 at the end of the first period. The Lady Dawgs trailed 21-16 at half.

The third period was brutal. The action got rough both teams played a physical game. Only 25 points were scored in the period. Ramona trailed at the end of the period 34-28.

Both teams got back to basketball in the final quarter and played evenly. Ramona cut Westview’s lead to 54-48, but the Lady Dawgs had to foul to stop the clock and the Wolverines hit the free throws.

   
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