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CHS girls beat first three conference foes
Frosh Bulldogs improve to 7-2
Mariah Trevino and Ceres High opened WAC play in dominant fashion. The Bulldogs prevailed 39-21 while playing host to El Capitan on Jan. 5. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's freshman girls basketball team crushed its first three Western Athletic Conference opponents.

The Bulldogs defeated Patterson, Los Banos and El Capitan by a combined score of 73-35.

"The girls played great," Ceres High head coach Mike Arnold said.

The Bulldogs improved to 7-2 on the year and 3-0 in the WAC standings.

"We did not have a lot of preseason play leading up to league so it was very tough for the girls to get used to the speed of the game," Arnold said. "The tournament we played in the previous week was good preparation for the WAC season. The amount of progress I saw from game one to game three was way more than I had ever imagined. If they keep up their drive and dedication, they could very easily have a winning season."

Ceres High had seven different players score during its 31-20 rout of visiting Patterson on Jan. 12 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

Mariah Trevino led the way with 10 points.

Isabella Ramirez, Angelina Knights, Lauren Gonzalez, Vivian Moreno and Celeste Vieyra had six, five, four, three and two points, respectively.

Jacquelyn Pulido added one point.

Ceres High pummeled host Los Banos 34-14 on Jan. 7.

Knights totaled a team-high eight points.

Trevino and Pulido tallied six and five points, respectively.

Moreno and Ramirez both scored four points.

Jullissa Arreola collected three points.
Gonzalez and Kyara Rodriguez contributed two points each.

Ceres High opened WAC action with a 39-21 pasting of visiting El Capitan on Jan. 5.

Pulido poured in a team-high 16 points

Knights, Trevino and Gonzalez finished with eight, six and four points, respectively.

Arreola and Ramirez chipped in with two points apiece.

Moreno had one point.

"I have a solid team of 11 players," Arnold said. "I can play any girl at any time, and for a coach at the freshman level, I can say that is unheard of. I'm excited to see how much better this team gets throughout the year."