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Bulldogs second at own basketball tourney
Bear Creek defeats Ceres High in finals
Junior Garcia and the Ceres High varsity boys basketball team had a solid showing at their home tournament last week. The Bulldogs placed second with a 2-1 record. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's varsity boys basketball team fell one victory shy of accomplishing one of its preseason goals.

The Bulldogs posted a 2-1 record en route to a runner-up finish at the 34th Annual Ceres Holiday Tournament.

"We had a good showing," Ceres High head coach Julio Marquez said. "We came up a little short. Everybody did really well."

Bulldog teammates Abel Reyes and Joshneil Sandhu were selected to the all-tournament team.

"They played solid on both sides of the court," Marquez said.

Bear Creek pulled away for a 73-54 win over Ceres High during Saturday's championship tilt at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

"It was a good game," Marquez said. "We had the lead at half. They had four possessions where they hit some big shots early in the third quarter. We weren't able to come back."

Harman Chung led the Bulldogs in scoring with 13 points.

Sandhu and Junior Garcia tallied 11 and seven points, respectively.

Reyes and Dylan Canatsy both collected six points.

Terry Brogdon had five points.

Angel Garcia and Jimmy Bates contributed three points each.

Bear Creek outscored Ceres High 44-23 in the second half.

Sandhu buried four treys and totaled 22 points in the Bulldogs' 63-53 victory against the Panthers of Modesto High on Friday.

Chung chipped in with 16 points.

Reyes and Canatsy both scored eight points.

Ceres High dominated Oakdale, 60-48, in the opening round on Thursday.

Sandhu had a team-high 19 points. He made 5 of 9 3-pointers.

Chung and Junior Garcia scored 10 points apiece.

Reyes added nine points.

The Bulldogs (7-4) will play in the Oakdale tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

"We're still not where we need to be, offensively," Marquez said. "Defensively, we've been solid. The intensity has been there. That's always a good thing."