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CV girls basketball team takes fifth
Hawks do well at GV tourney
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Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball team won the consolation championship at the Golden Valley Tournament this past week in Merced.

"It's a good way to end the weekend," head coach Jesse Padilla said. "Hopefully, we can keep it going."

The Hawks compiled a 2-1 record on their way to a fifth-place finish.

Central Valley's Lindsey Alexander was selected to the all-tournament team for her outstanding play.

"She played well all three days," Padilla said.

Central Valley defeated Beyer 68-34 for the consolation title on Saturday.

"Our execution was good," Padilla said.

Alexander tallied a team-high 19 points. She shot 43 percent (6 of 14) from the field and 63 percent (5 of 8) from the free-throw line.

Mikayla Mabie added 18 points. She shot 50 percent (6 of 12) from the floor and 67 percent (6 of 9) from the charity stripe.

Teresa Diaz and Alyssa Costa both contributed six points.

Celest Lepe and Simi Sahota scored three points each.

Heaven Simon had one point.

The Hawks built a commanding 24-3 lead in the first quarter.

Central Valley routed first-year El Capitan of Merced 54-27 on Friday.

"El Capitan's a new school," Padilla said. "They're going through some growing pains."

The Hawks had three players reach double figures in scoring, including Mabie (13), Costa (10) and Simon (10).

Alexander and Diaz chipped in with eight and five points, respectively.

Lepe and Nicole Munoz finished with four points apiece.

Central Valley outscored El Capitan 36-14 in the second half.

Central Valley lost 62-35 to finalist Buhach Colony on Thursday.

Mabie paced the Hawks in scoring with 10 points.

Alexander, Costa, Lepe and Munoz totaled seven, six, four and two points, respectively.

Central Valley led 15-9 at the end of the first quarter.

The Hawks were outscored 53-20 the rest of the way. "It's a game we should have won," Padilla said. "We fell apart at the end."