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Central Valley girls unbeaten
Central Valley High School's freshman girls basketball team continues to roll through its preseason schedule.

The Hawks kept their perfect record intact at 7-0 with wins over Hughson, Buhach Colony and Atwater this past week at Central Valley's eight-team tournament.

Point guard Lindsey Alexander was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. She totaled 40 points in three games.

"The girls did amazing," Central Valley head coach Amanda Lopez said. "They exceeded my expectations. They put everything together. I'm really proud of them."

The Hawks away for a 29-21 victory against Hughson in the championship game on Saturday.

Central Valley won the first meeting, 27-22, in Ceres on Dec. 5.

Lindsey Alexander tallied a game-high 12 points during the rematch.

Lynaya Lerma, Princess Pe and Melissa Afortunado contributed nine, six and two points, respectively.

Central Valley took control with a 15-5 run in the third quarter. Lerma and Pe both scored six points. Alexander added three points.

The Hawks pounded Buhach Colony 45-18 on Friday.

Alexander, Pe and Lerma combined for 40 points.

Lindsey had 15 points.

Pe and Lerma totaled 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Emerald Gutierrez chipped in with two points.

Central Valley defeated Atwater 25-18 on Thursday.

Alexander collected 13 points.

CHS boys struggle

Ceres High School's freshman boys basketball team finished in last place at the Lathrop tournament this past week.

The Bulldogs, 1-7 on the year, dropped all three of their games.

Ceres High averaged 25 turnovers and struggled at the free-throw line.

"I think we got a pretty good team," Ceres High head coach Tracy Bull said. "We're not handling the pressure. It's that simple. This has to be the low point. It can't get worse."

Previously-winless Liberty Ranch rallied for a 59-49 win over the Bulldogs during Saturday's seventh-place game.

Caleb McDade netted a team-high 17 points for Ceres High, which missed 13 of 22 foul shots and committed 30 turnovers in defeat.

Joshneil Sandhu buried three treys and totaled 11 points.

Ceres High lost 52-35 to Lathrop on Friday.

Sandhu led the Bulldogs in scoring with 15.

Blake Tobler scored 10 points.

Weston Ranch defeated Ceres High 49-35 on Thursday.

McDade had 16 points.