Folsom girls play well in loss to Eagles

By: Matt Long Telegraph Sports Editor
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Pleasant Grove is one of the top girls’ basketball teams in the area for a reason: they’ve got a lot of weapons. Folsom found that out on Friday night during a 71-40 loss on the road, as they fell to 0-3 in the Delta River League and 7-13 overall. The Lady Bulldogs played a good game, considering their opponent, but were no match for the Eagles. “Pleasant Grove is the best team we’ve seen, hands down,” Folsom coach Lynn Wolking said. “They’ve got a very high talent level. They’re athletic. They’ve got good size and they have good guards. They got 27 on us in the first quarter and I think they only missed three shots.” Folsom trailed 27-13 after the first quarter and the deficit grew throughout the game, but the Lady Bulldogs managed to score double digits in each quarter and Wolking felt they played well. “We put forth a lot of effort and did not play poorly,” Wolking said. “We’re playing a team with superior talent and there’s two ways we can go: we can either roll over and get run out of the gym, or we can play with pride and give it all we’ve got. There is no quit in this team. Jenny Hackelman … we’re down by 30 and she’s over there during a timeout like the game is tied. That’s an amazing sight to see to have that leadership.” Christy Bolton led Folsom with 12 points, while Hackelman finished with 10. After playing Ponderosa on Tuesday, it’s back to the frying pan for the Lady Bulldogs as they must go on the road to face St. Francis on Friday.