Bulldog girls dominate in league basketball games

Kailey Hill drives to the hoop against Orange Glen. Hill had a double-double as she scored 11 points and grabbed 12 boards. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino
Kailey Hill drives to the hoop against Orange Glen. Hill had a double-double as she scored 11 points and grabbed 12 boards. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

By BILL TAMBURRINO

The Bulldog girls basketball team continued its winning ways as they remained undefeated and in first place in the Valley League, as of Feb. 4.

The Lady Dawgs beat Orange Glen (7-11, 2-3) and Mission Vista (1-16, 0-6) to improve their record to 16-8 overall and 6-0 in league action.

Coach Dan Marshall doesn’t give halftime pep talks. He makes adjustments, and he made some big adjustments in Ramona’s 47-36 road win at Orange Glen in the final game of the first round of Valley League.

Marshall’s Lady Bulldogs got off to a fast start and led 11-2 at one point in the first period before settling for a 13-7 lead going into the final period. Orange Glen erased the Lady Dawgs’ lead and led 22-20 at intermission.

Instead of going into the locker room, the Lady Dawgs remained in the gym and Marshall and his staff of Ken Scheib and Jim Root made some key adjustments on offense and defense. As a result, Ramona came out and completely dominated the second half and cruised to the win.

Ramona used the same formula on Orange Glen that they used against Del Norte. Niki Spring led the team in scoring and Katherine Mauldin registered a double-double. Spring scored a game-high 14 points—9 points coming from 3-point land—and grabbed eight boards. Mauldin scored 10 points and grabbed ten boards. Kailey Hill also turned in a double-double. Hill scored 11 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and a game-high six steals.

The key adjustment made at half was to control the boards. Ramona grabbed 42 rebounds, with 19 on the defensive end of the court, to limit Orange Glen to one shot a possession.

Christina Barrameda played well on defense to grab five steals to go with her 8 points. Julie Ward scored 4 points, guided the offense, and grabbed seven defensive rebounds.

Ramona traveled to Mission Vista High School for the first time in school history and beat the Timberwolves 73-25 in a game where every Bulldog girl played and scored. Marshall substituted freely in every quarter, giving all players plenty of playing time.

Despite playing just over half of the game, Mauldin came just short of outscoring the Mission Vista team as she scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed nine boards. Hill also scored in double figures by tallying 12 points.

Hannah Farhat led the team by distributing eight assists and also had a game-high eight steals to go with her 6 points.

Kylie Scheib, Mackenzie Griffin, and Kara Banegas all grabbed seven rebounds apiece. Scheib and Griffin scored 4 points apiece, and Banegas scored 8. Barrameda played solid defense and scored 2 points, grabbed four rebounds and recorded two steals. Spring scored 8 to go with seven assists, four steals and five rebounds. Ashlyn Savage  scored 7 points with six steals.

“We are in control of our own destiny. Two wins next week clinch a league title. An undefeated record in league would give us a good berth in the playoffs,” said Marshall.

   
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