El Dorado High’s varsity boys basketball program hosted Cosumnes Oaks Tuesday evening, suffering a 75-53 loss in Sierra Valley Conference action.
Thank you for reading the MtDemocrat.com digital edition. In order to continue reading this story please choose one of the following options.
If you are a current subscriber and wish to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com, please select the Subscriber Verification option below. If you already have a login, please select "Login" at the lower right corner of this box.
Special Introductory Offer
For a short time we will be offering a discount to those who call us in order to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your print subscription. Our customer support team will be standing by Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm to assist you.
If you are not a current subscriber and wish not to take advantage of our special introductory offer, please select the $12 monthly option below to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your online subscription
While the Cougars enjoyed spurts of momentum, they struggled to compete with a Wolfpack squad that featured a bigger and faster roster.
“Those guys (Cosumnes Oaks) are a good team,” Cougar head coach Conrad Dizon said. “When you play a team like that, that’s big, fast and can shoot and play at the level that they do — you’re going to need to play a perfect game. We could hang with them at times, but we just didn’t maintain that level of play the entire game.”
El Dorado (4-4, 9-13) fell behind 20-12 after one quarter, and trailed 37-26 at halftime. The second half was a carbon-copy of the first, as the Cougars scored 13 and 14 in the final two quarters, while allowing Cosumnes Oaks put up another 38.
“We gave them a lot of easy buckets,” Dizon said. “You can’t make it easy for your opponent to score.”
Matt Smith had a team-high 15 points on the night, while Tommy Williams finished with 11. Michael Weston and Aaron Line each contributed 10. Ian Spencer added three with a shot from downtown while Soren Shepherd and Christian Robson had two points each to round out the scoring for El Dorado.