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Turnovers, missed free throws doom CV
Hughson jumped on Central Valley early and held on to win 50-39 in varsity girls basketball Monday night in Ceres.

"We didn't protect the ball and make free throws," Hawks coach Jesse Padilla said.

Julie Calderon led winless Central Valley (0-2) with 12 points and two 3s.

Phylicia Martinez, Alyssa Long, Lizette Covarrubias and Amanda Lopez tallied 11, nine, five and two points, respectively.

Madelyn Birchall led the Huskies (4-1) with 13 points.

Karli Stark, Christie Hobby and Alyssa Herrera added 10, nine and six points, respectively.

Central Valley failed to score in the first 4 minutes, 41 seconds and trailed by 14 points at halftime.

The Hawks committed more than 30 turnovers in the non-league game, including 13 in the opening period.

Central Valley also struggled from the foul line with an 8-for-25 performance.

"I stopped counting after the first quarter," Padilla said.

Added Calderon: "That's what we're going to work on at practice."

The Hawks outscored the Huskies 23-20 after intermission. Julie's left-handed layup cut the deficit to eight with 6:30 remaining in the fourth quarter.

"Our second half was a lot better," she said. "I was proud of the team for hustling."