Off the basketball court Calexico High School's Lizeth Lopez is as quiet and passive as a deer.
But once she laces up her sneakers and hits the hardwood, she can turn into a rabid wolverine, ripping the heart out of opponents on her way to a 15- or 20-point night.
Not bad considering she's one of the Bulldogs' youngest players at age 15.
In Calexico's 51-39 Imperial Valley League hammering of Southwest High on Jan. 23, Lopez, a sophomore, had 20 points, two rebounds, two steals and a block. She followed with a 10-point performance in a 48-31 victory over Central Union on Friday. She attributed the two league wins to strong preparation.
"Everybody on the team was working really hard for those games," said the 5-foot-5 inch Lopez. "It wasn't just me. It was more of a team effort. Scoring the points isn't important to me. All I care about is winning."