Girls basketball overcomes 11-point deficit to beat Steele Canyon

Hannah Farhat earns Player of the Game honors against Steele Canyon for her effort at both ends of the court. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino
Hannah Farhat earns Player of the Game honors against Steele Canyon for her effort at both ends of the court. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

By Bill Tamburrino

The Bulldog girls basketball team beat Steele Canyon and lost to Cathedral Catholic in the San Diego Classic to take a 3-2 record into the third week of the season.

Usually when a team overcomes an 11-point deficit and goes on to win by 13 points there was an offensive explosion; that was not the case in Ramona’s 59-46 come-from-behind victory over Steele Canyon. The Lady Bulldogs did it with defense.

Down by 11 points midway through the second quarter, coach Dan Marshall’s defensive coordinator, Ken Scheib, said it was time to apply full court pressure. The pressure was stifling and the Lady Dawgs pulled to within 1 point at half.

Ramona continued the pressure in the third quarter and outscored the Falcons 18 to 5 to run away with the win. The press forced 19 turnovers. Ramona recorded 10 steals. Hannah Farhat (5 points) led the team with three thefts and was named the Player of the Game for her efforts at both ends of the court. Kailey Hill and Micaela Fields (4 points) had two steals apiece. Christina Barrameda, Katherine Mauldin and Lauren Werhanowicz also had steals.

The defense turned the tide but Ramona got outstanding offensive performances from  Mauldin and Barrameda. Mauldin scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to record a double. Thirteen of Mauldin’s boards came under the Falcon bucket. Steele Canyon only had 32 rebounds as a team.

Barrameda scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed five boards to record one of the best all-around games of her career. Werhanowicz grabbed five boards and scored 3 points. Hill got in early foul trouble but still grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots to go along with her 3 points. Starting center Ashlyn Savage recorded five boards.

The Lady Bulldogs lost to Division I power Cathedral Catholic 74-33 in their final game of the San Diego Classic. Cathedral put the game away in the first quarter by outscoring the Lady Dawgs 22-6. The Lady Bulldogs could not get their offense untracked or find their range. Mauldin was the only Lady Bulldog to score in double figures. The junior forward scored 12 points and also led the team with nine rebounds. Werhanowicz and Hill each scored 6 points. Chiara Mattern (2), Emily Sojourner (3) and Molly McLeod (4) also scored in the game.

   
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