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CV loses twice after posting upset
Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball team followed up an upset victory over Weston Ranch with back-to-back road losses to Sonora and Manteca last week.

"I don't know if we got too big-headed," Hawks team captain Julie Calderon said. "It's really disappointing. I thought we'd put up a fight."

Central Valley fell behind early and never recovered during both Valley Oak League games. The Hawks dropped to 1-9 in the conference standings.

Second-place Sonora coasted to a 47-34 victory over last-place Central Valley on Thursday at Bud Castle Gymnasium.

"They had just six players," Calderon said. "I thought we'd be able to tire them out. We didn't use that to our advantage."

Julie led the Hawks in scoring with 13 points. Miranda Espinoza added six points. Phylicia Martinez and Amanda Lopez tallied four points each. Alyssa Long, Samantha Mustaca and Gigi Sahota all had two points.

Three players scored in double figures for the 7-3 Wildcats, including Kelly Keefe (15 points), Tori Selesia (13) and Larissa Rosenfield (11).

Sonora stormed out to a 24-12 halftime lead as Central Valley committed 17 turnovers.

"They have a really good team," Calderon said.

The Hawks were outscored in every quarter during their 57-29 loss to the Buffaloes on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Winter Gym.

"We beat a team like Weston Ranch and couldn't even beat Manteca," said Calderon, who totaled a team-high nine points in defeat. "We weren't focused."

Long contributed eight points, while Martinez and Mustaca both added four points.

Sahota and Lizette Covarrubias chipped in with two points apiece.

Central Valley trailed 44-21 at the end of the third quarter.