Ceres High School's junior-varsity girls basketball team topped Central Catholic and lost to Livingston in Western Athletic Conference play last week.
The Bulldogs improved to 16-6 overall and 7-2 in the league standings after edging out Central Catholic 40-38 on Thursday at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.
Ceres High freshman Kaylee Holloway played the role of hero.
She broke a 38-all tie with two free throws with 26.1 seconds left in regulation.
Holloway secured the victory when she grabbed a defensive rebound at the buzzer. Central Catholic Alexandra Candelario's potential, game-winning shot was off the mark.
Kaylee scored six of her eight points in the fourth quarter.
Bulldog freshman Rayohna Sagapolu had 10 of her team-high 15 points in the second half, including eight in the final period.
Natalia Cortez, Ariel Knights and Jasmine Moore added eight, six and three points, respectively.
Ceres High led 26-21 through three quarters.
The Bulldogs were outscored 17-14 during the final eight minutes.
Ceres High battled host Livingston for three quarters before falling 49-35 on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Jade Moore tallied a team-high 10 points.
Holloway and Sagapolu netted nine points each.
Callie Nunes collected three points.
Knights and Jasmine Moore both contributed two points.
The Bulldogs trailed 33-28 heading into the fourth quarter.
Livingston put the game out of reach with a 16-7 run.
The split kept Ceres High in a two-way tie for second place in the WAC with crosstown-rival Central Valley.
The Bulldogs will play host to Pacheco (Feb. 11) and Livingston (Thursday) this week.