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Hawks even conference record
Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball team evened its Western Athletic Conference record at 1-1 last Thursday in Ceres.

The Hawks posted a 46-28 victory against Patterson.

"After Tuesday's loss, we watched film and saw all the mistakes we made," head coach Jesse Padilla said. "We didn't repeat it."

Alyssa Long led Central Valley with 16 points, five steals, four rebounds and three assists.

Myra Naranjo had nine points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Diana Carmona tallied nine points, four steals, two rebounds and one assist.

Sophomore Brittany Martinez contributed four points, four rebounds, two blocks and two assists.

The Hawks outscored the Tigers 23-8 in the first half.

Central Valley allowed just 15 points during the opening 24 minutes.

"Our starters gave us a nice big lead," Padilla said. "I was able to play everybody. Everybody stepped up."

Central Valley players were fuming after dropping their WAC opener, 30-29, to visiting Livingston on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

"They were mad knowing we should have won," Padilla said. "We got outhustled late."

The Hawks lost despite shutting out the Wolves in the third quarter.

Ahead 23-16, Central Valley managed to score just six points in the final period.

Naranjo had nine points and one assist.

Long scored seven points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists.

Vivien Fermil added four points, three assists and two rebounds.

The Hawks' next league game is at Central Catholic on Jan. 18. The contest will get underway at 7:30 p.m.