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Ceres High boys remain winless
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Ceres High School's varsity boys basketball team dropped all three of its games at the Rocklin tournament last week.

The Bulldogs (0-8) are still searching for their first victory of the season.

"We're not clicking right now," Ceres High head coach Brian de la Porte said. "We're not doing the little things well. We're not being physical enough. For whatever reason, we're not staying focused."

Ceres High lost 66-36 to Woodcreek on Thursday.

Binder Atwal, the Bulldogs' lone returning starter from a year ago, scored a team-high nine points.

Jimbo Pernetti and Abel Reyes had eight and six points, respectively.

Haydon Turpin and Eric Madrigal both contributed four points.

Folsom defeated Ceres High 65-24 on Friday.

Atwal and Johnson led the Bulldogs on offense with six points apiece.

Pernetti had four points.

The Bulldogs closed out the tournament with a 59-35 loss to Ponderosa on Saturday.

The 32nd Ceres Holiday Tournament will be staged at Ceres High this week. The Bulldogs placed second the past two seasons.

The Bulldogs will face Beyer on Dec. 20, Pitman on Wednesday and Modesto Christian on Thursday.

All three games will be played at 8 p.m.

"It's a great test for our kids," coach de la Porte said.

Dawgs finish strong

Ceres High School's freshman boys basketball team avoided finishing in last place at the Buhach Colony tournament this past week.

The Bulldogs snapped an eight-game winless streak with a 63-42 blowout of Mariposa on Saturday in Atwater.

"That was by far the best game we've played all year," Ceres High head coach Tracy Bull said. "It's a good confidence builder going into league."

Post player Caleb McDade paced the Bulldogs with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

Guard Joshneil Sandhu buried seven treys and tallied 23 points.

Armon Economou added five points and four rebounds for Ceres High, which committed a season-low eight turnovers. "It was a great team effort," Bull said. "We dominated from start to finish. We're a pretty tough team to beat when we have our inside and outside games going."

The Bulldogs compiled a 1-2 record at the Buhach Colony tourney and improved to 2-9 on the year.