Central Valley’s varsity girls basketball team posted an 0-3 record while playing three times in four days last week.
The Hawks dropped to 1-14 on the year and 0-4 in the Central California Conference following Thursday’s 50-21 loss to Patterson in Ceres.
“We’ll keep on plugging away and trying to get better every day,” Central Valley head coach Jesse Padilla said. “That’s all we can do.”
Central Valley senior guard Angelina Knights scored a team-high six points against Patterson.
Knights was slowed by a foot injury.
She iced her left foot for 30 minutes after the contest.
“A lot of kids would have sat out,” Padilla said.
“When I’m in the game, my team depends on me,” Knights said. “I may be hurting but it only lasts a few hours. It’s about mind over matter.”
Isabella Andres and Jennifer Novoa both tallied five points
Alyssa Maeyama had three points.
Sue Dhillon added two points.
Central Valley struggled after challenging Patterson in the first quarter.
Down 13-6, the Hawks were outscored 38-15 the remainder of the game.
Central Valley trailed 27-8 at halftime.
“We’ll learn from our mistakes and come back stronger next time."Angelina Knights
“We’ll learn from our mistakes and come back stronger next time,” Knights said.
Golden Valley beat Central Valley 39-26 on Jan. 8 in Merced.
Knights and Dhillon paced the Hawks with eight points apiece.
Anmolpreet Sangha collected six points.
Maeyama contributed four points.
The Hawks led 10-6 at the end of the first period.
Central Valley mustered just 16 points the final three quarters. Golden Valley totaled 37 points.
The Cougars outscored the Hawks 14-0 during the second period.
Host Central Valley lost 61-8 to Atwater on Jan. 7.
Novoa netted a team-high four points.
Sangha and Norma Vera chipped in with two points each.
The Hawks missed all six of their foul shots.
Atwater outscored Central Valley 15-0 in the opening period on its way to building a 34-4 lead in the first half.
The Hawks trailed 51-4 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Hawks formerly competed in the Western Athletic Conference.
Central Valley moved from the WAC to the CCC as part of the Sac-Joaquin Section’s league realignment plan. “It’s a new season,” Knights said. “We just got to find our strengths and put them to use. We have to step up. There should be no slacking.”
“They just need to play together,” Padilla added. “They need to communicate better.”