The Carpinteria girls fought hard and kept it close until the end in a 63-51 loss to Nordhoff Tuesday to open Citrus Coast League play.

Amarisse Camargo led the Warriors with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Lizbeth Alpizar and Charlotte Cooney both scored 12 points, with Alpizar adding eight rebounds. Jamaica Cook scored eight points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

“Though our effort was tremendous, you can’t shoot 14-32 from the free throw line and expect to win,” Carpinteria coach Henry Gonzales said. “We had our chances but let them slip away. We will bounce back versus Channel Islands on Thursday.”

The Warriors are now 6-7 overall and 0-1 in CCL play.

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