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Hawks drop 3
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Oakdale, Hilmar and Livingston defeated the Central Valley High JV girls basketball team in non-league play this past week.

“They played hard until the end,” Hawks coach Jesse Padilla said.

Central Valley committed 30 turnovers during its 46-23 loss to Oakdale Friday night in Ceres.

“We're not going to win games if we turn the ball over,” Padilla said.

Desiree Vasquez led the Hawks with six points. Crystal Gutierrez and Latrisha Jordan added five and four points, respectively. Melissa Gonzales, Erika Marmolejo, Angilina Huff and Tatiana Rivas all had two points apiece.

Oakdale outscored Central Valley 27-13 in the first half, including 20-9 in the second quarter.

The Hawks managed to score just 10 points in the second half, nine fewer than the Mustangs.

Oakdale scored the majority of its points inside.

“They had some big girls,” Padilla said.

Central Valley allowed 20 points in the first quarter during its 47-26 loss to Hilmar Thursday night in Ceres.

Jordan led the Hawks with 10 points. Vasquez and Gutierrez scored eight and four points, respectively. Marmolejo and Toni Lopez had two points apiece.

The Yellowjackets led 23-16 at intermission. They outscored the Hawks 24-10 in the second half.

Vasquez, Jordan and Marmolejo scored 14, 12 and five points, respectively, during Central Valley's 42-35 loss to the Wolves on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Livingston.

Down 23-15, Central Valley outscored Livingston 20-17 in the second half. - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier