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CV varsity boys upset Livingston in basketball
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Two days removed from being thoroughly outplayed in a 68-39 loss at undefeated crosstown-rival Ceres High, Central Valley High School's varsity boys basketball team upset second-place Livingston 71-60 in front of a large and energetic homecoming crowd.

"We had great support," Hawks head coach Darryl Dickson said.

Central Valley (10-13, 2-4) executed its game plan to perfection last Friday.

Forwards David Griffin and Miguel Rodriguez totaled a combined 52 points.

Griffin scored a game-high 27 points versus the Wolves (12-11, 4-2).

Rodriguez made three treys and converted all five of his foul shots while pouring in a career-high 25 points. Miguel had just one point against the Bulldogs earlier in the week.

"The difference in the game was we had complete control inside," Dickson said. "We knew they couldn't stop us."

Central Valley opened WAC play with an embarrassing 63-35 loss at Livingston on Jan. 5.

The Hawks edged the Wolves 39-34 at the Gustine Tournament.

Central Valley benefitted from a strong start during the third meeting. The Hawks built a 36-25 lead in the opening half.

"It's a good bounce-back win," Dickson said. "I knew we could beat them if we executed. We came out ready to play. We were focused."

Added Rodriguez: "The crowd helped out a lot."

Central Valley will play three of its final four league games at home.

"Our goal is to finish the second half of the season undefeated," Dickson said.