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CV girls struggle in basketball opener
Haynes scores 16 points in 69-43 loss at Beyer
Alyssa Costa totaled seven points in Central Valleys 69-43 setback at Beyer on Saturday. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball team struggled from start to finish in dropping its season-opening game 69-43 to Beyer Saturday evening in Modesto.

"I was shocked," Hawks head coach Jesse Padilla said. "I think we had more turnovers than points. They outplayed us all the way around."

Adrianna Haynes led Central Valley with 16 points.

Mikayla Mabie, Alyssa Costa, Adria Robinson and Blanca Espinoza added 12, seven, six and two points, respectively.

Tee Roberts led the Patriots with a game-high 21 points.

Destiny Avelar had 10 points.

Savannah Macias and 6-foot-2 Meah Melendez chipped in with eight points each.

Beyer outscored Central Valley 21-0 on 3-pointers.

"Overall as a team, we could have played way better than this," Haynes said. "I don't know if it was first-game jitters."

Beyer of the Modesto Metro Conference outscored Central Valley of the Western Athletic Conference during every quarter.

The Hawks trailed 33-20 at halftime and 51-35 heading into the final period.

"We didn't hustle back on defense," Haynes said. "On offense, we panicked and didn't run our plays. We didn't give it our all. It was our first game. We knew it wasn't going to be easy."

Added Padilla: "We just played scared."

Central Valley played shorthanded as Nicole Munoz (wisdom teeth) and Simi Sahota (out of town) did not attend the non-conference game.