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Hawks drop two games
• CV girls fall to 1-5 overall
Sue Dhillon and Central Valley’s varsity girls basketball team sustained a 71-31 loss while playing host to Weston Ranch in non-league action last Thursday. Dhillon totaled eight points. - photo by Dale Butler

Central Valley’s varsity girls basketball team dropped to 1-5 on the year after losing a pair of non-conference games at home this past week.

“We got to clean things up,” Hawks’ head coach Jesse Padilla said. “We need to cut down our turnovers and make our free throws. We just got to get better all the way around.”

Central Valley struggled from start to finish in falling 71-31 to Weston Ranch on Thursday in Ceres.

“Speed kills,” head coach Jesse Padilla said. “They were really fast. That’s what my girls learned tonight.”

Hawk Maycie Guinn scored a team-high 11 points against the Cougars (4-4).

Sue Dhillon contributed eight points. 

Izzy Andres, Preet Sangha and Nina Knights added seven, three and two points, respectively.

Central Valley trailed 43-21 at intermission.

Central Valley put up a valiant fight during Saturday’s 50-42 loss to Sierra.

The Timberwolves (6-2) dealt the Hawks their fourth straight defeat.

“I don’t even have a starting five yet,” said Padilla, whose team will begin Central California Conference play with a home game against Merced on Jan. 3. “I’ve started a different five every game.”