By Bill Tamburrino
The Ramona High School girls basketball team is ready to start Valley League play.
The Bulldog girls lost their final non-league tilt to Mt. Carmel 58-43 but coach Dan Marshall is confident that his team will do well in league play.
“Oceanside and Del Norte are both good teams and we see Oceanside right off the bat (Friday at the Dawg House). We have played a tough schedule and we are entering league play with a winning record (10-8). Now is when the fun starts,” he said.
Ramona played Mt. Carmel (10-6) evenly in the first quarter and trailed by three going into the second period. The Lady Bulldog offense couldn’t keep up with the Mount and Ramona trailed 32-19 at intermission. The girls played evenly with the Sundevils in the third and fourth periods but the damage had been done.
Marshall had praise for his two forwards: “Katherine Mauldin played very well. She had a double double (12 points and 10 rebounds after looking at the film) and played her usual tough defensive game. Kailey Hill drew the toughest defensive assignment and played Ali Engelhardt tough all night. We have seen every type of offense and defense in the pre-season and we should be prepared for the Valley League.”
Niki Spring joined Mauldin in the double digit club as the senior forward scored 11 points and grabbed three boards with two steals and two assists.
Hill had 7 points and six rebounds. Christina Barrameda scored 7 points and had two steals and two assists.
Kylee Scheib and Ashlyn Savage scored 3 points each. Scheib had five rebounds.
The Lady Dawgs will be home on Friday against Mission Vista in a game that is scheduled to tip off at 5:30 p.m.