Team injuries hamper girls basketball performance

Katherine Mauldin and Kailey Hill lead the way as Lauren Werhanowicz goes to the middle on a fast break. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino
Katherine Mauldin and Kailey Hill lead the way as Lauren Werhanowicz goes to the middle on a fast break. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

By Bill Tamburrino

With three starters out with injuries and West Hills High School at full strength, the Bulldog girls basketball team was no match for the Wolf Pack in a 63-38 loss in the Dawg House.

Coach Dan Marshall only had eight players available while West Hills coach Ryan Kinser had his full roster of 11 players and used them to his advantage. Numbers matter when both teams play a full court pressure defense.

“I just got out-coached. West Hills’ players out-played and out-scored mine. That is what coaching is all about,” said Marshall. The West Hills coach had more healthy players to coach.

West Hills won the battle in the paint as they out -rebounded Ramona 37-23. The Wolf Pack also out- shot Ramona from beyond the arc 5-1.

Kailey Hill led the Lady Dawgs in five statistical categories. The senior forward scored 15 points, hauled down eight rebounds with six coming on the defensive end of the court, recorded seven steals and blocked three shots.

Katherine Mauldin also scored in double digits with 13 points. Mauldin also grabbed five boards and had two steals.

Hannah Farhat had four steals and a blocked shot to go with her 5 points. Emily Sojourner came up from the junior varsity to score 3 points with a steal and a blocked shot.

Chiara Mattern (2),  and Lauren Werhanowicz (4) also scored in the game. Molly McLeod grabbed four rebounds and Ashlyn Savage contributed a rebound and an assist.

Injury report

: Micaela Fields broke a bone in her face against Cathedral Catholic and she will miss a big portion of the season, if not the entire season. Kylee Scheib is awaiting the results of an MRI on a knee that she injured in the off season. Christina Barrameda is awaiting clearance from her doctor on a sprained knee.

   
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