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Lopsided victories for CV
Central Valley High School's sophomore girls basketball team won another non-league game.

The Hawks defeated Escalon via blowout, 41-21, on Thursday in Ceres.

"It shouldn't have even been that close," Central Valley head coach Mike Reynolds said. "We looked tired tonight. I don't know if it was because of finals."

Eva Noorzai netted 14 points for the Hawks, who rolled to their fifth straight win and moved to 8-1 on the season. Myra Naranjo and Vivian Fermil finished with nine points each. Anicia Camarillo, Jessica Berndt and Maricruz Rivas added four, three and two points, respectively.

"It's comfortable going into each game," Reynolds said. "We have a lot of versatility."

Central Valley stormed out to a 25-10 lead in the first half.

The Hawks outscored the Cougars 16-11 in second half, including 12-3 in the third quarter.

Reynolds never stopped working during his team's lopsided victory.

"You still got to coach, but there's not as much pressure," Mike said.

Frosh Hawks cruise

Central Valley High School freshman girls basketball coach Julie Gant kept four of her five starters on the bench during the second half of Thursday's 30-2 victory over visiting Escalon.

"We were a good host," she said. "We didn't run the score up. Everyone played."

Center Valerie Olide tallied a game-high 12 points for Central Valley, which improved to 9-2 on the year. Sunshyne Anderson had four points. Diana Carmona and Geena Wade scored two points each.

Hawk reserves Jenna Rutledge, Amanda Wheeler, Jordan Smith, Melinda Camarillo and Cynthia Andrade all contributed two points.

"I'm trying to get my bench up to speed with the rest of my girls," Gant said. "There will be a time when I need them."

Olide and Anderson shouldered the scoring load as the Hawks built a 26-2 lead in the first half. Valerie collected all 12 of her points in the opening 16 minutes, including eight in the first period. Sunshyne totaled all four of her points in the second period.

Central Valley outscored Escalon 4-0 after intermission. Rutledge and Wheeler both made one basket.