Ceres High School's junior-varsity girls basketball team continues to make winning look easy.
The Bulldogs won a pair of Western Athletic Conference games by a combined score of 77-25 this past week.
Ceres High improved to 14-2 on the year and 3-0 in the WAC standings.
"I'm not really surprised," Bulldogs head coach Kristen McClure said. "These girls work really hard. We have good, all-round athletes. I want them to play hard all the time. I want them to become better players. I don't care if we win or lose."
Ceres High defeated host Los Banos 34-12 on Thursday.
"We did everything right in the first half," said McClure, whose team raced out to a 21-9 lead.
Alexis Contreras and Breanna Moreno paced the Bulldogs in scoring with nine points apiece.
Callie Nunes collected six points.
Alondra Arroyo, Natalia Cortez, Kaylee Holloway, Julia Pata and Rayohna Sagapolu all had two points.
Ceres High built a commanding 12-2 lead in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs allowed zero points in the final period.
Ceres High cruised to a 43-13 win while playing host to El Capitan on Jan. 6 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.
"Everyone got to play," McClure said.
Holloway had a game-high 11 points.
Moreno, Contreras and Arroyo tallied 10, eight and four points, respectively.
Nunes, Pata, Sagapolu and Kendall Meyer all contributed two points.
The Bulldogs led 22-8 at halftime.
Ceres High outscored El Capitan 14-5 in the first quarter.
"Our defense won the game for us," McClure said. "We got a lot of steals and fast-break points. El Capitan played hard even though they had only six players. They were physical. They have a lot of heart."
Tigers edge Hawks
Central Valley High School's junior-varsity girls basketball team suffered a gut-wrenching 38-37 loss while battling Western Athletic Conference-rival Patterson on Jan. 6 in Ceres.
Adria Robinson tallied a team-leading 18 points for the Hawks, who improved to 2-9 overall and 1-1 in the WAC standings.
Blanca Espinoza scored 12 points.
Angelica Duarte totaled four points.
Delores Uti added three points.
"Adria's a great athlete," Central Valley head coach Jode Johnson said. "She's a forced to be reckoned with in the paint."
Central Valley will play at Pacheco tomorrow at 6 p.m.
CHS frosh unbeaten
Ceres High School's freshman girls basketball team kept its perfect record in Western Athletic Conference play intact last week.
The Bulldogs (9-3 overall) improved to 3-0 in the WAC after throttling Los Banos and El Capitan.
Ceres High beat host Los Banos 45-30 on Thursday.
Harmen Bahia led the Bulldogs in scoring with 13 points.
Angelina Ursua added 12 points.
Hannah Kimbro, Shelby Veuve, Ariadna Garcia and Carli Gomes tallied nine, five, three and two points, respectively.
Host Ceres High crushed El Capitan, 46-13, on Jan. 6 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.
Nine different players scored for the Bulldogs, including Gomes (seven points), Veuve (seven), Garcia (six), Ursua (six), Bahia (four), Kimbro (four), Savannah Zielke (four), Andrea Duran and Sierra Mote.