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Central Valley High School's boys basketball team evened its preseason record at 1-1 with a 51-34 rout of Enochs High on Nov. 27 in Ceres.

"I think we did a good job of making sure that we had our heads in the right place," said head coach Darryl Dickson, whose Hawks avoided being upset by the Eagles' inaugural varsity hoops squad. "We played with a higher level of intensity. We beat them in all phases of the game."

Yama Noorzai led Central Valley with 18 points, including four treys. Sophomore Brian Blunt had 12 points (two 3s). Trevor Mew and Sean McLeod scored six points each. Rick Rogers contributed four points. Gerald Garcia and Chris Beleele chipped in two points apiece.

Seth Robertson led Enochs with 13 points. Marcus Bell, Joe Wasden and Kevin Platt added seven, six and five points, respectively.

"Yama had a great game," Dickson said.

Enochs' box-and-one defense slowed Mew, Central Valley's leading scorer from a season ago. But the scheme also allowed Trevor's teammates to shine.

"It won't be the last time we see it," Dickson said. "We just got to make teams pay for doing that."

Central Valley built a commanding 32-18 lead in the first half thanks in large part to an effective half-court trap defense. The Hawks outscored the Eagles 15-7 in the opening eight minutes.

"We did a really good job of putting pressure on them," Dickson said. "We forced quite a few turnovers."

Hawks hammer Warriors

Central Valley didn't face much of a challenge in posting a 54-30 victory over Calvary Temple in a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation Game on Monday, Nov. 26 in Ceres.

Approximately 11 players scored for the Hawks, including Trevor Mew (nine), Chris Beleele (eight), Yama Noorzai (seven), Robert Morgan (seven), Gerald Garcia (five), Brian Blunt (five), Sean McLeod (four), Tony Marques (three), Eric Esquivel (two), Ross Henry (two) and Rick Rogers (two).

Mew, Noorzai, Morgan and Blunt each made one 3-pointer for Central Valley, which jumped out to a 32-13 leading in the first half.

The Warriors failed to reach double figures in scoring in the first, second and third quarters.