Thursday's Internet Edition, 5:29 AM, January 31, 2002.


Oelsner's bank shot helps Galt deposit last-second victory


 

By Scott Tyler
Staff Writer

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High school basketball games are 32 minutes long but Samantha Oelsner needed only nine seconds of that time to become a hero when she hit a three pointer at the buzzer on Jan. 23 to give Galt a 55-53 win over the upset-minded Ponderosa Bruins in Shingle Springs.
"This was a great game," Warrior head coach Carl Wilkerson said. "This was a fun one to take."
In a back-and-forth affair, Jamie Bown hit a 17-foot jumper from the elbow to give Galt (18-3, 6-1 in league) a two-point lead with 18 seconds remaining in the game.
Ponderosa came back down the floor and converted on a three-point play to take a one-point advantage.
With nine seconds remaining, without a time out, Galt advanced the ball up the court and Oelnser got her hands on the ball with four seconds remaining six feet behind the three-point arc.
Oelsner took a quick look around and then with no hesitation went up for the game-winning shot, banking the three-pointer as the buzzer went off and the Galt team mobbed Oelsner, who finished with a game-high 16 points.
"I was going to all a time out but I decided I did not want (Ponderosa) to set up on defense," Wilkerson said. "We had a play we were going to run which we did not get into so I was about to call a time out until I saw Sam looking at the three."
Galt trailed by two points with a minute and half remaining in the fourth quarter when Mindy Wise tied the game on a lay up after receiving the pass from Brittney Alcoriza. Wise had six points on the night.
Ponderosa retook the lead on its ensuing possession but Marci Pugliese tied the game with 52 seconds left in the game with two of her 11 points.
The Warriors held a six-point halftime lead when Pugliese worked the ball into the post to Oelnser, who hit a tough lay up.
Alcoriza, who had 12 points on the night, started the second half with a lay up to give Galt an eight-point lead, but the Bruins went on a 12-6 run to tie the game at 30-30.
"We tried to keep the press on but they made the adjustments needed," Wilkerson said. "Ponderosa also shot the ball well."
Mandy Kyes had four points for the Warriors and Bown, Andrea Tingesdahl and Lindy Capps all scored two points each.

JV Warriors start second half of league with win over El Dorado
The JV Warriors have had a constant theme this year. They start the game by feeling out their opponent in a close first half and then make the necessary adjustments to dominate the second half of the game.
It was no different Friday night when Galt turned a four-point halftime lead to a 58-45 win over the El Dorado Cougars in Placerville.
"We did not play very well in the first half," Wilkerson said. "But we made the adjustments and the players responded to what I wanted to do."
Oelnser and Pugliese combined for more than half of the Warrior scoring with Oelnser scoring 17 points, including hitting 11-for-14 free throws.
Pugliese had 14 points including hitting a three pointer and going 5-for-8 from the free-throw line.
The Warriors as a team went to the charity strip 41 times, and made 25 free throws.
Wise had a pair of three pointers and finished with nine points while Alcoriza had eight points.
Lorena Segoviano contributed with five points and Bown scored four points.
Galt will next travel to Cordova to face the Lancers on Thursday with tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

 




 



Wednesday's Internet Edition, 12:33 AM, January 8, 2003. 
 

Ripon ruined by Warriors 73-31 -
Oelsner’s 23 guides Galt to 9-3
 


 

Tabatha Thompsen hits her only three pointer of the game agains Ripon Saturday.

By John Ross
Sports Editor


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If posting a 9-3 overall record while including a 73-31 win over Ripon Saturday isn’t a confidence builder, I don’t know what is.

Galt’s Varsity Lady Warrior Basketball team remains on the right track, as they extended their winning streak to three following an impressive performance over Ripon, West Johnson, and Rio Ameicano in their most recent meetings.

Samantha Oelsner led the Warriors against Ripon with a career high 23-points, while Galt’s defense proved unfailing.

With a 25-3 run in the first quarter, the outcome was obviously evident early.

The Warriors put on a press in the first quarter, and partially in the second, rendering Ripon nearly fruitless.

Following a three-point first quarter, Ripon followed with a lack luster second quarter with just five more, as they took a 40-8 deficit into the half.

“Our press just took care of them in the first quarter,” said Warrior coach Mike Turpin. “We also did a great job with our fast break, and we just played real well as a team tonight,” he added.

“It was good for us to get the ball moving around and to just try and get points from all the girls.”

The third quarter held more offensive frustration for Ripon, as it matched its first half total of eight, while the fourth quarter allowed a tad more scoring freedom.

Although posting 15-points in the final quarter, Ripon was still outdone by Galt’s 16-point showing for a 73-31 loss.

Aside from Oelsener’s 23, Lacey Smith managed double figures with a dozen, while teammate Brenda Jacobs also double figured with 11-points off three-three pointers.

Brittney Alcoriza led Galt with six boards, while dropping in two-points.
Tabatha Thompsen finished the night with seven-points, while teammates Judy Machado and Malissa Wise finished with five each.

Shauna Grisler ened with four-points, while Amanda Wise and Amber Keener finished with two-points each. Keener also led the team in assists with five.

 


 

Galt proves road ready
Two game road trip places Warriors 2-0 in the SVC
 


 

Brenda Jacabs hits a three-pointer against Ponderosa Wednesday. Jacobs leads the Sierra Valley Conference with 49 made attempts from beyond the arc.

By John Ross
Sports Editor
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Just one week after wading through a decent 11-4 pre-conference, Galt’s girl’s varsity Warrior basketball squad has managed to take extend their overall record to 13-4, while posting a great 2-0 start in the Sierra valley Conference with wins over both El Dorado and Ponderosa.

Galt ended its four game winning streak earlier this month in a tough 51-46 loss to Bear Creek, after managing to break the school’s scoring record twice in three games against West Campus 92-33 and Amador 97-45.

During their latest overtaking’s Galt defeated the Bruins of Ponderosa in a 56-48 attempt, followed by a 75-39 smashing victory over El Dorado.
Following its win over El Dorado, Galt was placed at the top of the SVC, while matching a 13-4 record with Oak Ridge.

While the Warriors’ team tops the standings category, Galt’s individual players are also littered throughout the SVC’s league leader lists.

Brenda Jacobs leads the SVC in three-balls with 49, while tying with teammate Amanda Wise in steals with 37.
Jacobs also holds the second position in scoring leaders with 242-points behind Oak Ridge’s Elaine Scruby, who tops out at 286.

Along with her 37 steals Wise also is ranked second in assists with 65, while Lacy Smith falls in second behind Jacobs with 34-three points. Judy Machado leads the league in blocks with 15.

In their second league win against El Dorado Galt came out of the gates strong, opening up a 25-10 run during the first quarter followed by a 18-8 second quarter showing. Galt took a 43-18 lead into the second half, before handing El Dorado a 33-22 second half burden.

Sam Oelsner led Galt with 15-points on four- three-point field goals, while both Jacobs and Smith ended the night with 11-points each.

The team ended with nine-three balls.
Amber Keener managed to chip in eight-points for Galt, while teammate Kaci Reed finished with seven.
Machado led the team in boards with seven.

Machado also led the team with her season high 21-points against Ponderosa, while also managing to grab the team high nine-rebounds.
Jacobs ended the game with 17-points on three from downtown, while Oelsner finished with eight-points.

Galt held the Bruins to eight-points during the first quarter before heading into the second half with a six-point lead at 29-23.

The Warriors managed to mount a 20-13 run during the third quarter to help keep enough distance for the win.
Ponderosa attempted to make a fourth quarter comeback, but was unable to make up the 10-point deficit they suffered during the third.

Galt will face Cordova away on Friday, January 17th, but it will host Union Mine on Wednesday, January 22nd for the warriors’ first home league game of the season.

 

 


Natalie Oelsner scores 21 points in rec game

to beat her sisters record!

Driving the lane and knocking down 3 pointers, Natalie Oelsner fought the good fight last Saturday helping her team , the Galt Comets, defeat the Galt Fire in a 3-4 grade recreational basketball blowout.  She had 2 goals before the game. "First I wanted to help my team win, and second, and probably more importantly, I had to beat my sisters single game scoring record. I did both and feel now that sportswriters and coaches alike will know who the better Oelsner basketball player really is".
 

   

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