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Hawks split
Central Valley High School's boys basketball team managed to beat Elliot Christian during Escalon Summer League Play despite competing with no substitutes.

The Hawks held on for a 51-50 win over the Eagles on Monday, July 11.

"It was tiring because we had to play shorthanded," Central Valley guard Camron Thornton said. "It was a long game."

Thornton poured in a game-high 26 points.

Caselli Richardson, Jonathon Martinez and Benji Magana added 12, eight and five points, respectively.

"Offensively, we were pretty good," Camron said. "Execution was a lot better. We shot a high percentage. They shouldn't have had that many points. Our rotation on defense was bad."

Thornton accounted for the Hawks' first nine points and last 11.

Central Valley's second opponent on July 11 was host Escalon.

The Cougars dominated from start to finish en route to a 72-61 pasting of the Hawks.

"We weren't hustling like we usually do because we were exhausted," Thornton said.

Central Valley grabbed its first and only lead of the game early in the first quarter when Abraham Navarro buried a 3-pointer from the left baseline.

Thornton paced the Hawks with 17 points.

Navarro had seven points.

Richardson, Magana and Martinez contributed six, three and two points, respectively.

Central Valley outscored Escalon 24-13 in the fourth quarter.