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Frosh-soph Dawgs battle Hawks
CV girls soccer earns 3-1 victory
Vivian Moreno and Ceres Highs frosh-soph girls basketball team pulled away for a 47-34 win over Central Valley on Jan. 19. Moreno collected six points and six rebounds. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's frosh-soph girls basketball team took over sole possession of first place in the Western Athletic Conference after beating crosstown-rival Central Valley 47-34 at home on Jan. 19 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs improved to 5-0 in the WAC.

The Hawks dropped to 4-1 in the conference standings.

Naciah Smith converted 10 of 15 foul shots on her way to tallying a game-high 24 points.

She also pulled down 13 rebounds.

Jacquelyn Pulido had 10 points, three rebounds, three steals and one assist.

Vivian Moreno had six points and six rebounds.

Chrystal Perales had five points and 16 rebounds.

Mya Robinson had two points.

Maycie Guinn tallied a team-high 21 points for Central Valley.

Selina Zamarripa and Anmolpreet Sangha had four and three points, respectively.

Marianna Gomez added one point.

The Bulldogs outscored the Hawks 28-13 during the second half of last week's meeting.

Ceres High trailed 21-19 at the break.

Dawgs 25, Hawks 15
Ceres High's and Central Valley's freshman girls basketball teams combined for just 40 points while facing off on Jan. 19 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

The host Bulldogs prevailed, 25-15.

Ceres High improved to 3-13 overall and 2-3 in the Western Athletic Conference.

The Hawks dropped to 0-5 in the WAC standings.

Bulldog Isabel Vizcaino led all scorers with 13 points.

Bryana Falepouono had eight points.

Gurmenjit Bahia and Monica Esparza chipped in with two points apiece.

Norma Vera paced Central Valley with seven points.

She made five of eight foul shots.

Christina Hermenegildo and Kimberly Hernandez both had four points.

The Bulldogs outscored the Hawks 12-4 during the second half.

Ceres High led 13-10 at intermission.

Central Valley's frosh-soph girls soccer team leapfrogged crosstown-rival Ceres High in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Hawks moved into first place after posting a 3-1 win over the Bulldogs on Jan. 16 at Central Valley.

"The girls are really excited about their performance," Central Valley head coach Orlando Barba said. "That's the best game they've played all year. That was 80 minutes of great soccer."

Central Valley (4-0-1) has accumulated 13 points in WAC play.

Ceres High (4-1-0, 12 points) dropped to second place in the conference standings.

"When my girls play their game, they're hard to beat," Barba said.

Anusha Kumar accounted for all three of the Hawks' goals.

Daniela Yepez collected two assists.

Alexis Ayala had one assist.

The Hawks and Bulldogs battled to a 1-1 tie in opening half.

Central Valley outscored Ceres High 2-0 during the final 40 minutes.

"They were a little more dialed in the second half," Barba said.