Folsom girls improving despite dropping two of three at Winter Bulldog Classic

By: Matt Long/Telegraph Sports Editor
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Despite dropping two of three games during the Winter Bulldog Classic, Folsom High’s varsity girls’ basketball team played some good basketball during the tournament. The team enters the final week of non-league play with a game played Tuesday against Foothill and the team’s final non-league game at home against Granite Bay on Friday. Folsom enters this week with a 7-8 record. “We have two opportunities at home and I hope we see the same effort we’ve been seeing,” Folsom coach Lynn Wolking said. “These girls work hard and they definitely are improving. We hope to be competitive and gain some momentum heading into league play.” Folsom opens league play at home against Sheldon on Jan. 10. The Lady Bulldogs opened the Winter Bulldog Classic with a come-from-behind 53-36 win over Galt on Dec. 27 and then lost to Capital Christian, 58-49, and Burlingame, 47-42. “I thought we competed quite well against quality teams in the final two games of the tournament despite losing those games,” Wolking said. “We’re inexperienced but are playing hard. I can’t be happier with the effort and ability to compete. We just need to play with poise under pressure and that comes with experience.” Christy Bolton earned a spot on the all-tournament team with three consistent games to lead the Lady Bulldogs, while Maddie Totushek played her best game ever in the loss to Capital Christian, according to Wolking.