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Impressive outing for Ceres High
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Ceres High School's varsity girls basketball team played its most complete game of the season last week.

The Bulldogs dominated Sierra, 33-9, in non-conference play on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

"It was a good night all around," Ceres High guard Jessica Ellsworth said. "We played great together. I'm proud of everybody."

The Timberwolves had trouble guarding Bulldog standout Bryce Ford, who poured in a game-high 20 points.

Ellsworth added five points.

Ashton Frampton and sophomore Allison Gunter both scored three points.

Freshman Ryleigh Honberger had two points.

Ceres High teammates Dia Borden, Breanna Freitas, Laura Story, Manjinder Kaur and Harjinder Kaur also logged playing time.

"We had a great practice yesterday," Bulldogs head coach Vanessa Morris said. "It carried over to today. I told them to savor this moment. Tomorrow, we'll get back to work."

Ford buried her first four shots on her way to tallying nine points as Ceres High built a commanding 17-2 lead in the opening period.

"Bryce gives the rest of the team confidence," Morris said.

The Bulldogs outscored the Timberwolves 26-4 in the opening half.

Ahead 33-8 with 5:13 remaining in the fourth quarter, Ford exited the game.

Bryce returned at the 1:22 mark. Ceres High increased its lead by one point with Ford on the bench.

"I don't believe in humiliating anybody," Morris said. "But it's important to reward people when they're working hard."

"It's good to come out with a win and not have them break 10," Ellsworth added. "Everything flowed together. Our game plan worked. It gives all of us confidence."