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A perfect start to season for Central Valley
JV Hawks move to 9-0 overall
Jaspreet Singh tallied 10 points during the Central Valley junior-varsity boys basketball teams 86-38 triumph against Tracy on Wednesday in Ceres. The Hawks improved to 9-0 on the year. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's junior-varsity boys basketball team picked up two more wins and improved to 9-0 on the year this past week.

"People don't expect us to be as good as we are," Hawks head coach Jordan Dickson said. "We don't inspire fear by pure looks. We're not very big. We don't look very athletic. The biggest key to our success so far is the intensity in which we've played with."

Central Valley handled Tracy, 86-38, on Wednesday in Ceres.

Harinder Sidhu buried six treys while pouring in a career-high 31 points.

David Glukhovskiy, Jaspreet Singh, Oso Fregoso and Willie Soriano tallied 17, 10, nine and seven points, respectively.

Jonathan Barragan and Erik Mejia both collected four points.

Ralph Afortunado added three points.

Nick Garcia had one point.

The Hawks led 35-20 at intermission.

Central Valley outscored Tracy 51-18 during the second half.

Central Valley raced past visiting Denair, 70-14, on Dec. 15.

Glukhovskiy had a game-high 17 points.

Shan Chahal contributed 14 points.

Sidhu, Singh and Barragan scored seven, six and five points, respectively.

Soriano and Mejia tallied four points each.

Afortunado, Garcia and Rodney Stahl chipped in with two points apiece.

Jacob Guerrero and Chase Winchester both had one point.

The Hawks outscored the Coyotes 22-2 in the first quarter on their way to seizing a 44-10 lead in the opening half.

Central Valley took first at the Buhach Colony Tournament.

The Hawks have beaten Atwater twice, and Sonora, Modesto Christian, Elliot Christian, Golden Valley, Buhach Colony, Denair and Tracy once this season.

Central Valley posted a 22-5 overall record and captured the Western Athletic Conference crown (11-1) last year.

"This is the first team I've coached, where I can play every single guy, and not miss a beat," Dickson said. "We have a lot of depth. It makes for competitive practices. I have the right combination of personalities and mentalities on the team. We have a lot of good leaders. That will keep us from being complacent. They have all the talent and intangibles to win a league championship. It's just a matter of them playing hard all the time. It's exciting and different coaching a team like this."