By Bill Tamburrino
The Bulldog girls basketball team improved its record to 2-1 by beating Steele Canyon after a loss to San Marcos in the San Diego County Classic Tournament.
Ramona thrilled the crowd in its home opener against Steele Canyon by playing basic Lady Bulldog basketball. Coach Dan Marshall’s chargers used a blanketing defense and a fast break offense to put the game away in the first period by jumping to a 20-2 lead in a 66-23 win. From then on Marshall substituted liberally as every Lady Bulldog except the injured Kylee Scheib scored and recorded a rebound to the win.
Katherine Mauldin led all scorers with 19 points and all rebounders with eight boards. Ashlyn Savage grabbed seven boards and scored 3 points. Kailey Hill scored 8 and grabbed five. Micaela Fields scored 5. Christina Barrameda ran the offense from the point guard position and contributed 4 points as the first string got the big lead and then gave support to their teammates from the bench.
Hannah Farhat came off the bench to score in double figures with 11 points, 9 of them coming on 3-point buckets. Lauren Werhanowicz grabbed six boards and scored 5 points. Chiara Mattern scored 9 points. Molly McLeod made her presence felt in the paint with five rebounds and 1 point.
The Lady Dawgs lost on the road to San Marcos 67-62. Ramona got off to a 17- 11 lead in the first quarter. However, San Marcos rallied in the second stanza to out-score Ramona 21-13 and took a 32-30 lead at intermission.
The game remained close in the third period as the girls took a 45- 41 lead into the final eight minutes. San Marcos held on to win.
Mauldin led all scorers with 21 points. The junior forward also collected eight boards. Barrameda turned in her first double double of the season. The senior guard scored 19 points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds. Hill and Kylee Scheib each scored 9 points. Hill grabbed eight boards and Scheib hauled down seven rebounds. Ashlyn Savage and Chiara Mattern rounded out the scoring with 2 points apiece.
“We played hard in both games this week. When a reserve entered the game she stepped up and played hard. We still have plenty of room for improvement but our attitude and energy is great and will allow us to get to where we want to be,” said Marshall.