Folsom needs wins and likely help to make the playoffs

By: Staff Report
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If Folsom High’s varsity boys’ basketball team has any chance to make the playoffs, it must win its final three games and that might not even be enough.

The Bulldogs, 2-5 in the Delta River League and 11-13 overall, visit Pleasant Grove Wednesday and Ponderosa Friday before ending the regular season with a home game against Jesuit on Feb. 12.

The Bulldogs lost to Pleasant Grove by 30 points when the teams met Jan. 16, but the Bulldogs are playing much better now. After wins over Ponderosa and Jesuit, the Bulldogs nearly upset Oak Ridge Friday, a team that beat them 18 points nearly three weeks earlier.

“Pleasant Grove is a good team, but we’re playing better now,” Folsom assistant coach Matt Mills said. “We’ve got Ponderosa on the road and we’re going to have to play better to beat them and Jesuit against. Bottom line is we just have to keep getting better.”

Mills cited the team’s improved execution on offense as a big reason why the Bulldogs seem like a different team than they did three weeks ago.

“We’re improving, but it might be too late,” said Mills of his team’s chances for a playoff berth.