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Hawks girls summer basketball team compiles 19-13 record
CVHS basketball players stay busy during summer time
A role player a year ago, Mikayla Mabie will be asked to do more for Central Valleys varsity girls basketball team in 2014-15. - photo by DALE BUTLER/Courier file photo

Central Valley High School's girls basketball team played more than 30 games during the summertime.
The Hawks competed in the Modesto Junior College Summer League on Mondays.

Central Valley attended camps at Stanislaus State, Chico State and Sacramento State.

The Hawks also hosted a pair of tournaments. Central Catholic, Modesto High, Beyer, Atwater, Escalon and Millenium all participated.

"We played a lot of games," head coach Jesse Padilla said. "We put in a whole new offense. We're going to press a lot more on defense."

Mikayla Mabie, Lindsey Alexander, Melissa Afortunado, Heaven Simon, Alyssa Costa, Teresa Diaz, Jadah Jackson, Celest Lepe, Krystal Perez, Simi Sahota, Adria Robinson, Blanca Espinoza and Adriana Haynes helped lead Central Valley to a 19-13 overall record.

Mabie (Jr.), Alexander (Sr.), Afortunado (Sr.) and Simon (Sr.) suited up for the Hawks' varsity team during the 2013-14 school year. Central Valley tied for fourth place with crosstown-rival Ceres High in Western Athletic Conference standings (5-7).

"She (Mabie) played travel ball," Padilla said. "She went to a couple point-guard camps. She'll be ready to go. She's going to do everything."

Costa (Jr.), Diaz (Jr.), Jackson (Jr.), Lepe (Jr.), Perez (Jr.) and Sahota (Jr.) propelled the JV Hawks to a second-place tie in the WAC standings (9-3) with Ceres High in 2013-14.

Robinson and Espinoza played for Central Valley's 7-5 freshman girls basketball squad a year ago. Espinoza was the team's leading scorer.

Haynes, a sophomore transfer from Ceres High, contributed at the varsity level last season.

"She played very well all summer," Padilla said. "I still don't know if I'm going to move her up to varsity."

Central Valley will look to return to the playoffs in 2014-15 following a two-year absence. "We should do okay," Padilla said. "I'm not going to make any guarantees. We have to play together as a team. You can't win individuall."