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Central Valley frosh girls unbeaten
Hawks improve to 13-0 overall, 1-0 in the WAC
Central Valleys freshman girls basketball team has yet to taste defeat this season. The Hawks won their 13th straight game last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's freshman girls basketball team has yet to lose a game this season.

The Hawks moved to 13-0 on the year and 1-0 in the Western Athletic Conference standings following their 36-18 victory over host Patterson on Jan. 5.

"We have a great mix of players this year," Central Valley head coach Julie Gant said. "It's kind of like a dream team. They played together in junior high. That's an advantage. They're friends, too."

Naciah Smith totaled 16 points while nearly matching the Tigers' entire scoring output for the game.

Yesenia Zuniga added nine points.

Abigail Martinez tallied five points.

Marianna Gomez, Jocelyn Lopez and Selina Zamarripa chipped in with two points apiece.

"Whenever we play Patterson, we always have a slow start," Gant said. "We finally kicked it into gear and started playing basketball."

Central Valley placed first at its home tournament, and beat Beyer, Grace Davis, Lodi, Enochs, Atwater, Chavez, Oakdale and East Union in non-conference play.

"Obviously, it's possible," Gant said when asked if her team would finish the season with an unbeaten record. "But I don't want them to get big headed. On any given day, you can be beat. We haven't played everybody yet. We'll go game by game. We got to keep working hard and stay focused every day."