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Mabie, Haynes propel CV girls to pair of wins
Hawk teammates total 81 points
Nicole Bates and Ceres High will battle crosstown-rival Central Valley on the road this Thursday. The WAC contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball squad beat a pair of teams from the same city this past week.

The second-place Hawks improved to 9-6 overall and 3-1 in the Western Athletic Conference following Thursday's 63-22 pasting of host Pacheco.

"I'm a little bit surprised," Central Valley head coach Jesse Padilla said while assessinghis team's overall performance this season. "Our thing is consistency. We need to play hard all four quarters."

Central Valley's Mikayla Mabie collected 19 points, seven assists and three rebounds against Pacheco.

"She's only a junior," Padilla said. "Of course, she can get better. She's a lot more vocal this year."

Adriana Haynes, a transfer from Ceres High, posted her second double-double with the Hawks.

Haynes tallied 16 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and one block.

"She's coming into her own, too," Padilla said. "She's learning fast. I thought it was going to take longer."

Lindsey Alexander added 12 points, three steals, two assists and one rebound.

Celest Lepe had five points, one assist and one rebound.

Alyssa Costa had four points, six rebounds and three blocks.

Teresa Diaz had four points, four rebounds and one assist.

Heaven Simon had two points and three steals.

Nicole Munoz had one point, three rebounds and one steal.

Central Valley outscored Pacheco 25-10 in the first period on its way to building a 40-15 lead in the opening half.

Pacheco faced a 58-17 deficit at the end of the third quarter.

"Our transition offense is getting better," Padilla said.

Mabie poured in a career-high 33 points while leading Central Valley past Los Banos, 73-22, on Jan. 13 in Ceres.

Mikayla also collected eight assists, four rebounds and two steals.

"She attacked the basket," Padilla said. "She made jump shots. She played really well. I pulled her at the end of the third quarter. We got the lead and put everyone else on the floor."

Haynes had 13 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block.

Alexander had eight points, five steals, four rebounds and two assists.

Diaz had seven points, two steals, one rebound and one assist.

Simon had six points, three rebounds, three steals and one assist.

Costa had four points, three rebounds and two blocks.

Melissa Afortunado had two points.

"Everybody did their job," Padilla said.

Central Valley outscored Los Banos 25-6 in the second quarter and led 37-15 at intermission.

Mabie and Haynes combined to score 81 points in two games for the Hawks last week.

"She (Haynes) has been watching film, along with Mikayla," Padilla said. "They want to improve. They want to get better."

Tigers 53, Bulldogs 36
Vying for a major upset, Ceres High's varsity girls basketball team had trouble keeping pace with host Patterson this past week.

The two-time defending WAC champion Tigers beat the Bulldogs 53-36 on Jan. 13.

"I'm really proud of the girls even though we lost," Ceres High head coach Kristen McClure said. "They played hard. We just need to work on our defense."

The Bulldogs dropped to 4-8 overall and 1-3 in the WAC.

The Tigers (15-3, 4-0) remained in first place in the conference standings.

Patterson defeated 3-1 Central Valley 65-31 on Jan. 6 in Ceres.

The Tigers posted a perfect 12-0 record in conference play last season.

"Patterson has the best team in the league," McClure said. "They have size and a couple of three-point shooters. They got a great coach."

Nicole Bates collected a game-high 16 points for the Bulldogs.

Ariel Knights added nine points.

Karina Ceja tallied four points.

Jessica Arreola and Perla Vargas both scored two points.

Jade Moore had one point.

"I can always count on Nicole," McClure said. "She's our best player. Ariel's a strong post player. She reminds me of myself."

Povai Fesili (14) and Ariyanna Cashen (13) both scored in double figures for the Tigers.

Patterson buried four 3-pointers.

The Tigers outscored the Bulldogs 25-14 in the first and fourth periods.

"They deserved to win," McClure said. "They know how to work together. We'll keep practicing. Hopefully, we'll give them a run for their money next time."

Ceres High will play at crosstown-rival Central Valley (3-1) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.