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Ceres posts 1-2 record in Millbrae
Ceres High School's new-look varsity girls basketball team struggled to a 1-2 record in the Kelly Shea Gallo Memorial Tournament last week at Mills High School.

"We're just not doing the small things yet," Bulldogs coach Shawna Nunes said. "With time and practice, we'll get better. Our mistakes are correctable."

Sequoia defeated Ceres High 36-29 on Friday for the consolation championship.

Brittany Lusk tallied a team-high 10 points in defeat for the Bulldogs, who trailed 34-17 at the end of the third quarter. Breann Lomeli had nine points, including three treys. Jode Johnson scored four points. Kaylee Brown and Amy Raymond contributed three points each.

Arleene Figueroa tallied a game-high 12 points on four treys for the Ravens. Kendra Serrano, Taylor Langi, Marissa Christiansen and Mele Langi added 10, four, three and two points, respectively.

Brown finished with a game-high 15 points, Johnson had nine, and Lomeli and Raymond chipped in six apiece during Ceres High's 43-31 triumph against Mills on Thursday.

Lomeli and Raymond both made two 3-pointers for the Bulldogs, who jumped out to a 31-12 lead in the opening half.

Ceres freshman Stephanie Yankovich contributed four points. Lusk added three points.

The Bulldogs shot 54 percent (7 of 13) from the free-throw line for the game. Sequoia made just 1 of its 10 foul shots (10 percent).

Ceres converted just 11 of 28 free throws in losing 57-45 to South San Francisco High School on Wednesday in the opening round.

Johnson paced the Bulldogs with 13 points. Lusk scored eight points. Brown, Raymond and freshman Lilibeth Jaimes collected six points each. Aimee Gunzenhauser and Yankovich had four and two points, respectively.

The Warriors had three players reach double figures in scoring, including Vanessa Castillo (20), Nicole Chan (14) and Regina Dinapo (11).

South San Francisco finished off Ceres with a 20-10 surge in the final eight minutes.

"Right now, we don't have consistency," Nunes said. "We have a long way to go."

Ceres (2-2) will participate in the Liberty High School Tournament this week.