Folsom ends season with loss to Jesuit

By: Matt Long/Telegraph Sports Editor
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A frustrating season came to an end Friday for Folsom High’s varsity boys’ basketball team. The Bulldogs stayed with Jesuit through the first half, trailing only 29-21 at the break, but the Marauders outscored Folsom 28-18 in the third to take an 18-point lead into the fourth on their way to an 82-57 win. The loss ended Folsom’s season with a 2-8 record in the Delta River League and a 12-15 mark overall. Justin Woody led the Bulldogs with 22 points, while Drew Whitney scored 10 and Anthony Lee finished with eight. All eight Folsom players scored in the team’s final game. “It was a nice group of guys to be around,” Folsom coach Mike Wall said. “We never had any team conflicts. It was a great group of parents and I enjoyed my season with the team, but that never translated into much success on the court.” The Bulldogs finished the season three games under .500, but Wall thought they should have done a bit better. “We didn’t achieve up to our potential,” Wall said. “We threw away a few games early in the season that we should have won.” The team’s biggest positive was the immergence of Edwin Olympio, who moved to Folsom from France and was the team’s most improved player. “Edwin improved a ton and he’s going to be a major force next year,” Wall said. “He brings a good attitude to the team and he brought our spirits up. Without him, I think the atmosphere and attitude around the team would have been much more somber. Edwin kept guys from getting down and is a very coachable player.”