It wasn't the first time Alexis Gonzalez wrestled at San Benito High, but it was his debut as a member of the Balers' varsity squad.
Despite a 7-0 run to nearly end the final quarter of Tuesday's game, the San Benito girls basketball team was held under 30 points for the second time in three games, and lost to league-rival Salinas 35-28.
The boys basketball team kept its league record perfect Friday with a 78-45 blowout of Alisal.
Coming off a spirited 2-1 win over North Salinas a few days earlier, head coach Tony Deras expected more of the same for the boys soccer team against league-rival Salinas on Thursday. Instead, though, Deras got a team not willing to try, he said.
It was only two years ago, when Kelsey Robledo was making a name for herself at Anzar High. The sophomore basketball player - who now stands at 6-foot=2 - was dominant for the Hawks.
Earlier this year, head coach David Kaplansky called Jordan Belton his closer, and Wednesday in a defensive-grudge match with Palma, Belton proved his head coach right.
San Benito was on a fast break early in the first quarter, two quick passes left Ellie Burley wide open under the basket, but the pass was just off the mark.