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CV drops to 4-4 on the year
Central Valleys Jazareth Valencia grabs a loose ball under the basket versus Johansen. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball team lost both of its games the week of Dec. 9-15.

The Hawks dropped to 4-4 on the year.

"We should be 6-2," head coach Jesse Padilla said. "We're hit and miss right now. The good thing is it's preseason. We need more practice time."

Atwater routed visiting Central Valley 47-20 on Dec. 11.

"They were big and fast," Padilla said.

The two teams combined for 36 fouls.

"It was ridiculous," Padilla said. "The game stopped every possession."

Tamara Uti and Jazareth Valencia led the Hawks with five points apiece.

Central Valley fell behind 20-9 in the opening half.

The Hawks outscored the Falcons 18-13 after intermission.

"We played terrible," Padilla said. "The ball didn't go into the basket. It seemed like there was a lid on the rim."

Central Valley shot just 50 percent (9 of 18) from the free-throw line and 29 percent (2 of 7) from 3-point range during its 62-50 loss to Johansen on Dec. 10 in Ceres.

Mia Lorenzo collected 19 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists for the Hawks, who were outscored 43-23 in the second and fourth quarters.

Uti added 11 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and three steals.

Lindsey Alexander had five points, three steals and two assists.

Ali Martinez and Casey McCloskey chipped in with four points apiece.

Lynaya Lerma tallied three points and six rebounds.

"We didn't do much right tonight," Padilla said. "We dug ourselves a hole early in the first half. They outhustled us. They put the 3-ball in well. We didn't hit anything. We had too many turnovers. It was killing us. We shot ourselves in the foot."

The Hawks will play in the Pitman tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.