By Bill Tamburrino
Coach David Reichner’s Bulldog basketball team lost on the road at Carlsbad last week and split home games, beating San Pasqual and losing to Fallbrook. The team is 7-6 on the season.
The Bulldogs go on the road for their final week of non-league games before opening Valley League play.
Reichner’s Bulldogs started the week at his alma mater, Carlsbad High School (9-6), falling to the Lancers 65-37. Scott Stransky was the only Bulldog to score in double figures as the Lancers dominated the action.
Stransky scored 10 points, grabbed four boards and had three steals on the defensive end of the court. Marco Cobian led the team in rebounds, assists and steals. Cobian grabbed five boards, dished off three assists and had four steals on defense to go with his 6 points.
Anthony Silvaggio also grabbed five rebounds to go with his 4 points. Riley Hubbard (4), Christian Dominguez (2), Blake Seits (3), Tanner “T-Bone” Williams (2), Colton Harris (2), Ben Stein (3) and Logan Knudson (1) also scored in the game.
The Dawgs extended San Pasqual’s losing streak to 11 as they beat the Golden Eagles (0-11) 66-47 in the Dawg House. The Dawgs had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to win the game.
“The boys from Ramona were down 3 points in the fourth quarter but with confidence they regained the lead they obtained most of the game,” Reichner posted on the Bulldog basketball team’s website. “Last year seven out of the 10 losses RHS had the lead in the end and couldn’t pull off the win. This year they have done it seven times.”
Three Bulldogs scored in double figures in the win. Stransky put together another complete game as he led all scorers with 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to go with three assists and four steals. Cobian scored 17 points and hauled in five boards. Seits hit five of 10 from beyond the arc for 15 points. Hubbard led the team with eight rebounds to go with three assists and 2 points. Jake Newman (2), Williams (4) and Calvin Harris also scored in the win.
Reichner said his team had great leadership and team play.
“Knowing how to win is key and these boys know how to win,” he stated on the team’s website.
Ramona lost at home to Fallbrook 68-59 as a fourth-quarter comeback fell short. The Dawgs trailed by 21 going into the final quarter and staged a comeback, but trailed by seven with 35 seconds to play. The Warriors (10-6) held on to win.
Colton Harris (3 points and four rebounds) sparked the comeback as he had three blocked shots that brought the Ramona crowd to its feet. Seits (9 points) also helped as he hit both of his 3-point shots in the fourth quarter run.
Cobian turned in a double double as he led Ramona in scoring with 21 points and rebounding with 10 boards. Stransky scored 17 points and dished off seven assists as he shot 12 of 14 from the charity stripe. Only one other Bulldog, Christian Dominguez, got credit for an assist and that was a key factor in the game. Fallbrook moved the ball and found an open man. Ramona tried to do the same but missed too many shots.
“Fallbrook shot over 75 percent from the field in the first half, while the Dawgs shot 19 percent from behind the arc the entire game. It is difficult to win any game when the ball doesn’t go in the hoop,” explained Reichner.
Hubbard (3), Dominguez (2), Williams (2) and Calvin Harris (2) also scored for the Dawgs.