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Lady Hawks 7th in tourney
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Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball squad finished seventh in a field of eight with a 1-2 record at Turlock Christian's Central Valley 7-Up Tournament last week.

"I told them I was disappointed," Hawks coach Jesse Padilla said. "We shouldn't have been in the loser's bracket. Until they learn how to play as a team, we're going to continue to lose."

Julie Calderon buried two treys on her way to scoring a game-high 20 points, Phylicia Martinez totaled eight points and 13 rebounds and Marissa Cabusas tallied five points and 13 boards to help Central Valley beat Orestimba 44-29 on Saturday in the tournament finale for both programs.

Whitney Richardson and Madalyn Khut collected four points apiece for the Hawks, who improved to 2-3 on the year. Crystal Gutierrez had two points. Tatiana Rivas chipped in one point.

Ahead by just five points, the Hawks put the game out of reach by outscoring the Warriors 19-9 in the fourth quarter.

Central Valley made just 6 of 38 free throws in losing 54-41 to host Turlock Christian in the second round on Friday.

"I don't know what happened," Padilla said. "We work on that all the time."

Calderon had 22 points, including three treys, for the Hawks. Martinez scored five points. Richardson and Latrisha Jordan tallied four points each. Rivas and Miranda Espinoza contributed three and two points, respectively. Gutierrez added one point for Central Valley, which trailed 47-25 at the end of the third quarter.

The Hawks outscored the Eagles 16-7 in the fourth.

Central Valley managed to score just four points in the first half of its 44-33 loss to Escalon in the opening round on Thursday.

"We missed 26 shots (from the field) in the first quarter," Padilla said.

Espinoza led the Hawks in scoring with eight points. Calderon collected seven points. Martinez tallied five points and grabbed seven rebounds. Khut, Gutierrez and Richardson added five, three and two points, respectively. Cabusas had eight rebounds and three points.