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CV winless in Livermore
Central Valley High School's varsity boys basketball team failed to win a game at the Granada Holiday Tournament in Livermore.

The Hawks (3-7) finished in last place at the eight-team event with an 0-3 record.

"I'm not happy with our performance over the last week and a half," head coach Darryl Dickson said. "I'm pretty upset with the kids. They're upset with themselves. One of the problems that we're having is we're not coming out mentally prepared to play. It's my job as a coach to do what I can to fix that. I'm going to institute some new rules. I'm going to be a pretty big pain in the butt for a while."

Runner-up Ripon edged Central Valley 60-54 in the first round on Dec. 13.

The Hawks trailed by just one point, 39-38, heading into the fourth quarter. Central Valley rallied from a 27-17 halftime deficit.

"We didn't execute in the first half," Dickson said. "We gave the ball away too many times. That cost us the game. Ripon just outplayed us. They outhustled us."

Trevor Mew had 30 points, including four treys, and five rebounds for the Hawks. Sean McLeod scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds. Brian Blunt, Yama Noorzai, Gerald Garcia and Robert Morgan tallied six, four, three and two points, respectively.

On Dec. 14 in the consolation bracket, the Hawks lost 62-38 to Antioch.

"I was happy with our effort," Dickson said. "That's a team that's going to make the playoffs this year. They have two Division I (prospects)."

Noorzai netted a team-high eight points for Central Valley.

The Hawks blew a 16-point lead en route to a 60-54 loss to Santa Teresa of San Jose on Dec. 15.

"We got soft and lazy," Dickson said.

Three Central Valley players reached double figures in scoring, including McLeod (15 points), Noorzai (13) and Mew (11).