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CVs frosh girls earn bragging rights
CV Hawks improve to 16-0 on the season
Chrystal Perales and Central Valley topped Ceres High 52-20 this past week. The Hawks kept their perfect record intact at 16-0 overall and 5-0 in the Western Athletic Conference. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's freshman girls basketball team raced past crosstown-rival Ceres High, 52-20, on Thursday at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

The Hawks and Bulldogs entered the game with identical records of 4-0 in Western Athletic Conference play.

"That's the best competition we've faced all year," Bulldogs head coach Mike Arnold said. "We could have been right with them if we were mentally prepared. Mental mistakes killed us."

Central Valley improved to 16-0 on the year and 5-0 in the WAC.

Ceres High dropped to 8-3 and 4-1.

"They're the best team in the league," Arnold said. "Our goal is to beat them."

Hawk Naciah Smith poured in a game-high 14 points versus the Bulldogs.

Selina Zamarripa, Yesenia Zuniga, Jocelyn Lopez and Isabella Andres scored 10, nine, five and four points, respectively.

Abigail Martinez and Chrystal Perales both contributed three points.

Alyssa Maeyama and Daniela Yepez each had two points.

Angelina Knights tallied a team-high five points for the Bulldogs.

Jullissa Arreola and Jacquelyn Pulido chipped in with four points apiece.

Lauren Gonzalez, Isabella Ramirez and Mariah Trevino all tallied two points.

Gabriela Carrasco added one point.

Ceres High never posed a threat as Central Valley built a commanding 28-8 lead in the first half.

"We weren't ready for that type of game speed," Arnold said.

Central Valley has yet to lose a game this season.

"I'm not surprised at all," said Smith, a 5-foot-10 post player. "We work hard at practice and deserve the wins that we get. Our coach pushes us every day."