Folsom has started off the Sierra Foothill League schedule with two solid wins.
After rolling over Rocklin on Friday, 70-51, the Bulldogs went on the road Tuesday night and ripped Whitney, 67-38. Folsom’s defense was rock solid in the win over Rocklin, so it stands to reason it was even better in the win over Wildcats.
“We’re playing really good defense right now,” Folsom coach Mike Wall said. “We forced Whitney to take some shots, and they shot them poorly and only scored 38 points.”
Offensively, what’s making the Bulldogs tough to defend is everyone Wall puts on the court can score. While they lack the go-to guy who is averaging 20 points per game, whoever gets the open shot is making it most of the time and anyone in the top-seven could score 20 points on any given night.
In the win over Whitney, Dylan Davis led the way with 17 points. DeShawn Lynch scored 11, and Malik Jackson also reached double figures with 10 points. Jerrald Cummings (nine) and Tiler Fears and Jalen Scott (seven) also made a few baskets.
It’s early in the season, but the team is looking good at this point.
“I like the way we’re playing,” Wall said. “We’re defending and playing with intensity; we’ve got good chemistry and teamwork and have a nice mix of players and all that makes the sum of the team greater than the individual parts. Everyone is doing their job. We still have a long way to go, though, to be a very good team.”
Folsom travels to Granite Bay (1-1, 8-12) on Friday.