Folsom freshman boys off to 4-3 start

By: Staff Report
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The Folsom freshman boys’ basketball team is off to a solid start. 

After splitting four games at the Rocklin tournament, the Bulldogs took two of three at the Folsom-Vista Frosh Classic to secure a third-place finish. They finished the weekend with a 4-3 overall record as they head to the Timberwolves Freshman Classic at Woodcreek High School this weekend. 

Coach Mark Spring is pleased with the results so far. 

“The freshman class is very talented,” Spring said. “However, four of our most advanced freshman players are playing with either the varsity and JV squads. In addition, we have been without Kenton Nguyen all year due to an ankle injury. Between the promotions and the injury, we are down to eight healthy guys.  However, they are generally playing hard and are definitely getting better each week.” 

The team is very balanced and has the ability to score from various spots on the floor, according to Spring. Each starter has led the team in scoring at least one game. Center Kyle Robertson was the team’s leading scorer in two of the four games at the Rocklin tournament, including a 19 point effort against River Valley.  In the first game of the Folsom-Vista Classic, guard Justin Harrell exploded for 32 points against Center.  Roger Neal was the scoring leader in the loss against Woodcreek. Swingman Tyler Jacobs and guard Will Penrose both had 17 points to lead the team in their last victory over Vista del Lago. Jacobs also did a great job on the boards, which helped him earn a spot on the all-Tournament team, said Spring.

The freshman team will open against Bella Vista at the Woodcreek tournament this week. It should be a good game, considering Bella Vista defeated Folsom 54-53 when the teams met in Rocklin two weeks ago.