El Dorado boys crush Galt’s Warriors

By From page A6 | February 10, 2014

El Dorado High’s varsity boys basketball program pulled off a commanding Sierra Valley Conference win over Galt Friday night at home, overpowering the Warriors 68-13 in a game that saw every Cougar on the roster score.

There were many positives throughout. Stifling defense held Galt to a single point in the first quarter, while the hosts collaborated selflessly en route to a 22-point effort. The most Galt scored in any one quarter was six.

“We’re a team that gets along very well,” Cougar junior Ryan Campbell said. “We flow well together on the court — it felt like we were playing together in a game of street ball or just a pick up game — we passed well, played smart defense and didn’t make any mistakes. It was good to get the win.”

Senior Tommy Williams put up a game-high 12 points on the night on 6-of-6 shooting while teammate Cam Battersby was electric off the bench, flashing up and down the court en route to 10 points.

“I think we felt confident going into this game against Galt,” Williams said. “And it was great to get our second string in and see everyone play as well as they did. Our goal is to get into the postseason and look to make it as deep as we can.”

After Williams and Battersby, Campbell pumped in eight points; Matt Smith and Kean Thompson each had six; Michael Weston, Sam Riley and Casey Nyquist added five apiece, Isaac Bugbee contributed three; and Ian Spencer, Aaron Line, Soren Shepherd and Christian Robson scored two points apiece.

The win moves El Dorado to second place in the Sierra Valley Conference action with three games left in the regular season. A win against Liberty Ranch will clinch a playoff berth for El Dorado.

Brandon Anicich

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