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Frosh Hawks improve to 9-0 in WAC standings
CV will host CHS Thursday
Central Valleys Samantha Muniz scores on a fastbreak versus Pacheco this past week in Ceres. Muniz totaled a team-high 11 points in the Hawks 39-4 demolishing of the Panthers. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's freshman girls basketball team is still unbeaten in Western Athletic Conference play.

The Hawks demolished the Panthers of Pacheco 39-4 on Thursday in Ceres.

"We didn't take Pacheco lightly," Central Valley head coach Julie Gant said. "Every team wants to beat us because of our record."

"It's very amazing we've done this," Hawk standout player Samantha Muniz said. "Everything started to click once we started working as a team. It just happened. We're a family. I believe we can go undefeated. It's going to take team work."

Samantha Muniz netted a game-high 11 points versus Pacheco.

Chetna Kumar and Jacqueline Lomeli tallied six and five points, respectively.

Laiza Diaz and Elizabeth Robinson chipped in with four points apiece.

Trinita Avila added three points.

Emily Almanza, Brenda Bucio and Miriam Paz all contributed two points.

The Hawks led 30-2 at halftime.

Coach Gant emptied her bench after Central Valley took control early in the game. "It's pretty awesome," Muniz said. "Everybody got to play."

First-place Central Valley (16-1, 9-0) will face host Ceres High this Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

The Hawks beat the Bulldogs 41-24 on Jan. 22.

"I'm the one that's more nervous than them," Gant said. "It's not going to be a cakewalk. It's going to be an intense game."