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CHS frosh unbeaten at 18-0
Leena Bassi and her Ceres High freshman girls basketball teammates are closing in on a perfect season. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Livingston put a scare into Ceres High during Thursday's freshman girls basketball contest at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs prevailed, 28-20.

"This wasn't one of our best games," Ceres High head coach Kristen McClure said. "It's good because they know there are teams out there that can compete with us. We're not invincible."

The Bulldogs improved to 18-0 overall and 11-0 in the Western Athletic Conference.

"We're still undefeated," McClure said. "That's awesome."
Alexis Contreras collected a team-high 14 points for Ceres High.

Aliyah Smith and Leena Bassi chipped in with seven and three points, respectively.

Kendall Meyer and Julia Pata both had two points.

Contreras filled in for Breanna Moreno, who was vacationing with her family.

Moreno scored 20 points against Livingston earlier this season.

"It was different playing without her," McClure said. "She's our main point guard. The other girls were nervous knowing she wasn't there. Everyone had to switch positions. I was scared a little bit."

Livingston led 9-7 at the end of the first quarter.

The Bulldogs outscored the Wolves 4-0 in the second quarter.

Ceres High limited Livingston to 11 points during the second half. The Bulldogs totaled 17.

"We played together as a team," McClure said. "We won. A win is a win. That's all we can ask for."

CHS routs Pacheco
Ceres High defeated Pacheco 46-5 on Feb. 11 in Los Banos.

Moreno tallied 11 of her game-high 17 points in the opening period.

Meyer and Raimee Mendoza had six points apiece.

Smith and Contreras scored five and four points, respectively.

Pata, Alondra Arroyo, Angelita Cerrillo and Dominique Koeurn all contributed two points.

The Bulldogs led 24-2 at the end of the first quarter.

Ceres High outscored Los Banos 18-0 in the middle periods.

The Bulldogs wrap up the 2013-14 season at Central Catholic this week.

A victory will give Ceres High a perfect 19-0 record.