Thursday's Internet Edition, 5:29 AM, January 31, 2002.
Oelsner's bank shot helps Galt deposit last-second victory
By Scott Tyler
- 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
Ponderosa came back down the floor and converted on a three-point play to take a
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
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
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
hits her only three pointer of the game agains Ripon Saturday.
By John Ross
- 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
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
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
“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
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
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
Galt proves road ready
Two game road trip places Warriors 2-0 in the SVC
hits a three-pointer against Ponderosa Wednesday. Jacobs leads the
Sierra Valley Conference with 49 made attempts from beyond the arc.
By John Ross
- 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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