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Ceres Highs freshman girls basketball squad compiles perfect 19-0 record
Julia Pata and Ceres High Schools freshman girls basketball team excelled this year thanks in large part to their unselfish play. The Bulldogs won the WAC title outright with a 12-0 mark. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's freshman girls basketball didn't lose a single game all year.

The Bulldogs capped off their 2013-14 campaign with a 45-17 win over Central Catholic on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Modesto.

"We try not to go into any game big-headed," Ceres High head coach Kristen McClure said. "We know on any given day, anyone can win. We didn't expect to go undefeated. I'm very proud of my girls. They did amazing."

Ceres High posted a 19-0 overall record and finished in first place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 12-0 mark.

"We had great chemistry," McClure said. "Every single girl got along. Every single player improved so much. It's sad because it's our last game together. I love them to death."

Bulldog Alexis Contreras tallied a game-high 15 points against the Raiders.

Breanna Moreno collected 14 points.

Dominique Koeurn and Aliyah Smith both totaled four points.

Kendall Meyer scored three points.
Angelita Cerrillo and Julia Pata contributed two points each.

Leena Bassi had one point.

Ceres High outscored Central Catholic 12-1 in the opening period en route to building a 29-3 lead in the first half.

"It was competitive in the beginning," said McClure, who downplayed her team's dominance.

Bulldogs players and coaches celebrated their historical accomplishment in the locker room following the WAC season finale.

"This is one of the best groups of girls I've had," McClure said. "They're so fun and dedicated. They want to work hard and become better players. I'm willing to do anything to help them reach that goal."