Ceres High School's junior-varsity girls basketball team beat two of three opponents en route to a runner-up finish at its home tournament last week.
"I'm very pleased," head coach Jeff Borden said. "We're getting better every game. They play extremely hard."
Ceres High fell behind 15-8 in the first quarter and never recovered in losing 46-41 to Sonora in the championship game on Saturday.
"Our free-throw shooting is what hurt us," Borden said. "It's something we practice on every day."
Jade Moore had a team-high 13 points in defeat.
Ariel Knights and Rayohna Sagapolu tallied 12 and eight points, respectively.
Natalia Cortez, Adryana Knights, Jasmine Moore and Callie Nunes all scored two points.
Ceres High cruised past host Grace Davis, 56-6, on Friday.
Ariel led the way with nine points.
Jade and Allyson Hailey finished with eight points each.
Rayohna and Natalia both collected seven points.
Jasmine, Adryana and Callie totaled six, four and three points, respectively.
The Bulldogs outscored the Spartans 22-1 in the second half.
Ceres High opened the tournament with a 46-23 win against Johansen on Thursday.
Jade Moore netted a team-high 10 points.
Sagapolu added nine points.
Hailey, Cortez, Ariel Knights, Nunes, Jasmine Moore and Adryana Knights had seven, six, five, four, three and two points, respectively.
Jade Moore made the all-tournament team. She totaled 31 points in three games.
"It could have been any number of players from our team," Borden said. "We had very, balanced scoring. Jade did a very good job inside, offensively. She played hard, defensively."
Ceres High improved to 4-3 on the year.
"I couldn't ask for a better group of girls. They're young and getting better. There's no give-up in this team."