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Lady Jaguars drop first two games in basketball


December 12, 2013
The Valley Center High School varsity girls basketball team started off the season last week with a pair of games, but the Lady Jaguars couldn't overcome a halftime deficit in either game to avoid suffering a pair of losses.

The Lady Jags traveled to Fallbrook to open the season, and despite jumping ahead to an early lead, they couldn't keep pace with the Lady Warriors and lost, 42–25.

Valley Center led by three after the first quarter, but the lead turned into a three-point deficit by halftime. Fallbrook went on to outscore the Lady Jags 27–13 in the second half to take the big win.

The Lady Jaguars hosted West Hills in the home opener last Thursday and once again couldn't get the baskets they needed to stick with their opponents in a 51–33 loss.

The Lady Jags once again played a strong game in the first quarter, but with senior captain Perris Toedt on the bench in foul trouble in the second quarter, the Lady Wolf Pack took advantage of Valley Center's inexperience to build a 27–8 lead at halftime.

Toedt came back and was part of a great effort by the Lady Jags in the third quarter, as they closed the scoring gap from 19 points to nine, 37–28, through three quarters.

But after Toedt fouled out, West Hills once again pulled away and cruised through the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Valley Center will look to rebound in the San Diego Classic Tournament that takes place this week and concludes on Saturday.

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