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Frosh Bulldogs struggle badly at free-throw line
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Free throws have been the Achilles heel for the Ceres High freshman boys basketball team throughout the preseason. That trend continued at the Hilmar tournament this past week, where the Bulldogs went a woeful 33-for-58 (57 percent).

“That's why we lost,” Bulldogs assistant coach Brian Kline said.

Ceres dropped two of three games at the four-team, round-robin event.

The Bulldogs made just 11 of 21 free throws during their 58-50 loss to Atwater on Thursday.

Balpreet Sandu and Marcus Hilgen had 13 points apiece for Ceres, which trailed 26-13 at the break.

The Bulldogs finished 11 of 19 from the foul line in losing 37-29 to Hilmar on Friday.

Nick Lampley scored a team-high 12 points for Ceres.

Tied at 14, the Yellowjackets outscored the Bulldogs 23-15 in the second half.

Ceres buried 8 of 12 foul shots in the first half en route to a 59-33 win over Gustine on Saturday. The Bulldogs finished 11-for-18. - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier