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Offensive woes continue as Folsom falls to Pleasant Grove, 57-27

By: Matt Long, Sports Editor
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Scoring points has been a problem for Folsom High’s basketball team and unless the team can start scoring more than 50 points, it’s going to be tough for them to win a game.

Wednesday night at Folsom High the Bulldogs (0-3, 9-11) faced Pleasant Grove, one of the top teams in the area, and lost 57-27. Lucky for the Bulldogs, the Eagles (3-0, 16-3) didn’t play one of their better games either or the score could have been a lot worse.

For Folsom coach Mike Wall, he’s got a solution that will help the Bulldogs on both ends of the floor.

“We’ve got to play harder,” Wall said. “We have no intensity at either end of the floor. Without that, nothing else matters.”

In Folsom’s first three league games, the Bulldogs are averaging 31 points per game, while allowing 60. Those games also happened to be against three top teams in Sheldon, Oak Ridge and Pleasant Grove, but there’s no escaping the Delta River League, at least until realignment comes in 2014.

The Bulldogs hung with the Eagles for the first six minutes of the game, when they led a low-scoring affair 6-4. Folsom, however, fell apart in the final two minutes of the quarter, allowing a pair of offensive rebounds that turned into baskets and then committing two turnovers that also led to four more points. The Eagles scored the final eight points of the quarter and led 12-6.

From there Folsom’s offensive woes continued, as it managed only four points in the second quarter and five in the third. Pleasant Grove picked it up a bit, scoring 13 and 20, respectively, and took a 30-point lead into the fourth quarter, 45-15.

Zach Wolking led the Bulldogs with 10 points, while Jordan Ford scored nine, all coming in the second half.

Cole Nordquist scored 16 to lead the Eagles, while Thomas Fitzgerald chipped in nine.