SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa High boys basketball team sought its first Delta River League win of the season against Folsom Friday night at the Bruins’ gym.
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Leading 34-22 at halftime, it appeared Ponderosa was on its way before the Bulldogs rallied to post a 69-61 win over the Bruins (0-9, 8-18).
Toward the end of the first quarter, Bruin guard Josh Bist canned two, three-pointers to give Ponderosa leads of 11-6 and 14-6.
“What you’re seeing is Josh is gaining more confidence,” said Ponderosa head coach Troy Selvey of Bist who finished with 16 points.
Free throws in the second quarter led the Bruins to their halftime lead but it was turnovers in the third quarter that helped lead to their demise as Folsom seized a 49-47 lead.
Ponderosa trimmed Folsom’s lead to 55-52 with 3:24 left in the fourth quarter after Bruin forward Nicolas Bruks scored a basket. But the ‘Dogs went on a 14-9 run to finish the game and get the win.
Ponderosa made 5-of-10 free throws in the final quarter while Folsom (3-6, 12-14) made 11-of-16. The Bruins sank 16-of-27 in the game.
Ponderosa guard Trevor Hammitt and Bruks, both seniors, had 12 points apiece. Marcus Forbes was next in scoring with eight points; Chris Snyder had six; Curtis Opsahl, four; and Jacob Bist three.
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