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Youth-laden CHS varsity girls struggle
Bulldogs compile 0-4 record
Ceres Highs Jessica Arreola looks to pass to an open teammate. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's varsity girls basketball team lost all four of its games during the opening week of the 2013-14 season.

"The season just started," assistant coach Kristen McClure said. "We'll get better. We just need to stay positive."

The inexperienced-laden Bulldogs finished in last place with an 0-3 mark at the Hughson Tournament.

Ceres High lost to Gregori on Saturday, Calaveras on Friday and Hughson on Thursday.

"We need to work more as a team," McClure said.

Gregori defeated host Ceres High 59-19 in a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation Game on Dec. 2.

The contest does not count towards team standings. Foundation games raise money for the section's scholarship program and Women in Sports Conference.

"It was an eye opener for the girls," head coach Heather Jones said. "You could tell they were nervous. Gregori was good."

The Bulldogs return just four players from last year's team, which posted an 11-9 overall record, qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoffs and finished third in the Western Athletic Conference. They are Nicole Bates (So.), Kyndal Chapman (Jr.), Edith Peralta (Sr.) and Alyssa Sanchez (Sr.).