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Frosh Hawks first again at home tourney
CV wins title for 8th time in nine years
Central Valleys freshman girls basketball team turned in a dominant performance at its home tournament. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Central Valley High School's freshman girls basketball team placed first for the eighth time in nine years at its own tournament, held Dec. 11-13, in Ceres.

"Last year was the first year we didn't win it," Central Valley head coach Julie Gant said. "We got third."

The Hawks compiled a perfect 3-0 record at their home tourney.

Central Valley earned a measure of revenge by pounding Patterson 43-17 in the title game Dec. 13.

The Tigers won the championship last season.

Elizabeth Robinson netted a season-high 26 points for the Hawks.

Lajae Riley, Chetna Kumar and Maria Sisneros all contributed four points.

Trinity Avila and Samantha Muniz scored three and two points, respectively.

"It wasn't an easy game," Gant said. "Patterson has a pretty good team. We had to work hard. We had to run a lot."

Central Valley beat Buhach Colony 53-16 on Dec. 12.

Muniz had 17 points, Robinson collected 14 and Riley added 12 versus the Thunder.

Kumar and Nayeli Reynoso finished with four points apiece.

Central Valley had its way with Turlock, 50-20, on Dec. 11.

Robinson (21 points) outscored the Bulldogs.

Muniz, Avila and Kumar tallied 18, seven and four points, respectively.