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A championship performance
Ceres High School's freshman girls basketball team lost starting center Kyndal Chapman to a broken arm during the opening round of their home tournament last week.

The Bulldogs still managed to win all three of their games thanks in large part to an abundance of depth.

"Everybody contributed in their own way when we needed them," head coach Jeff Borden said. "They're a very intelligent group. They know how to work together."

Ceres High overwhelmed Downey 41-23 in the title game Saturday afternoon.

Three players scored in double figures for the Bulldogs, including Jewel Miranda (12), Ryleigh Honberger (10) and Destiny Reed (10).

Ceres High outscored Downey 23-11 after intermission, including 12-2 in the third period.

"The first four minutes of the second half are when most basketball games are won and lost," Borden said. "Our shots started going in."

The Bulldogs held on for a 29-25 win against Atwater in the semifinals Friday night.

Miranda, Honberger and Valerie Hamilton had nine, eight and six points, respectively.

Ceres High pounded Hughson 46-18 on Thursday.

Hamilton paced the Bulldogs with a game-high 17 points. Miranda and Reed chipped in with 12 and eight points, respectively.

Jewel earned tournament MVP honors.

Ryleigh and Valerie were all-tourney picks.