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Ceres High girls win consolation basketball championship
Ceres High School's varsity girls basketball team won two of three games en route to a fifth-place finish at the Kelly O'Shea Tournament this past week in Millbrae.

"We saw 20 things we needed to improve," Bulldogs assistant coach Phil de la Porte said. "Basic offense stuff. Defensively, making sure we're in the right positions. It's early in the season. We better get better."

Ceres High beat Half Moon Bay, 49-34, in the consolation championship game on Friday.

Johnson collected 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Beck had 13 points and 14 rebounds.

Stephanie Yankovich and freshman point guard Bryce Ford finished with eight points each.

The Bulldogs cruised to a 56-26 victory over San Leandro on Thursday.

Johnson matched her career high with 26 points. Beck and Yankovich totaled 16 and six points, respectively.

Ceres High missed 10 foul shots and committed 26 turnovers on its way to a 46-38 loss to El Camino in first-round action on Wednesday.

Johnson tallied 19 points and seven rebounds.

Jamie Beck scored 10 points and pulled down eight boards.

Leah Rose chipped in with five assists.

Jode averaged 21.7 points per contest while contributing at just about every position on the court at the Mills High School-hosted tournament.

"She was very consistent all three games," de la Porte said.

The Bulldogs will participate in the River City Tournament, Dec. 10-12.

"This week will be tougher," de la Porte said.

Hawks continue to struggle

Central Valley High School varsity girls basketball coach Jesse Padilla lit into his team following Thursday night's 42-34 non-conference loss at Hughson.

The Hawks dropped to 0-3 on the year.

"We're not playing as a team right now," Padilla said. "We need to get into better shape. That's why we're practicing on Saturday. We're going to run, run and run some more."

Amanda Lopez collected a team-high 11 points for the Hawks. Alyssa Long and Vivien Fermil chipped in with eight points apiece. Diana Carmona, Myra Naranjo and Phylicia Martinez all scored two points.