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Eagles rally past Lady Hawks
Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball team opened the 2010-11 season with a disappointing 48-43 loss to Enochs in non-conference play on Friday in Ceres.

The Eagles overcame a 19-point deficit.

The Hawks made just 4 of 14 free throws and committed more than 25 turnovers.

"It was there for the taking," Central Valley head coach Jesse Padilla said. "We self-destructed."

Diana Carmona scored a game-high 14 points for the Hawks.

Myra Naranjo and Eva Noorzai had nine and seven points, respectively.

Alyssa Long and Geena Wade both contributed six points.

Vivien Fermil had one point.

Caitlyn Cook, Sophia Escalante, Janeya Satkamp paced the Eagles with eight points apiece.

Central Valley dominated during the opening 16-plus minutes.

Carmona extended the Hawks' lead to 19 when she buried back-to-back 3-pointers early in the third quarter.

"I was never comfortable," Padilla said. "I told them the press was coming and not to panic."

Enochs outscored Central Valley 34-10 the rest of the way thanks in large part to its swarming defense.

"It's frustrating," Carmona said. "We had the game. We panicked. We had a lot of turnovers. We couldn't make our free throws. We'll work on it more at practice."

The Hawks competed shorthanded last week.

Lizette Covarrubias, a key defender, and sharp-shooting Penny Chanthavong did not play against the Eagles. They spent their Thanksgiving out of town.

Noorzai, Central Valley's top post player, fouled out with two minutes left in the third quarter.

"That hurt us," Padilla said.