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CV boys struggle at Modesto City Classic
Central Valley High School's varsity boys basketball team failed to win a game at the 52nd Modesto City Classic last week.

The Hawks were hurt by turnovers and inconsistent play en route to compiling an 0-3 record.

Central Valley lost to Central Catholic (56-35) on Saturday, East Union (86-55) on Thursday and Golden Valley (61-41) on Wednesday.

The Hawks experienced second-half struggles in all three games.

Central Valley blew a 15-point, first-quarter lead against East Union.

The Hawks and Central Catholic battled to a 23-23 tie in the first half.

Central Valley faced a 28-24 deficit at intermission versus Golden Valley.

"All three of the games we played were winnable," Central Valley head coach Darryl Dickson said. "Just to see us fall apart like we did is disturbing. We continue to make mistake after mistake, game after game. If we don't turn it around right away, it's going to be a terrible, long season."

Dickson had an hour-long meeting with his players following their disappointing showing at the Modesto City Classic. The Hawks averaged 27 turnovers, shot 50 percent from the foul line and shot less than 20 percent from 3-point range.

"We have several issues," he said. "My biggest concern right now is quitting. Our guys aren't playing a full 32 minutes. That's unacceptable."