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Bulldogs win consolation hoops title
CHS boys soccer compiles 1-1-2 record at Pitman
Christian Martinez (attempts a cornerkick during the Ceres High varsity boys soccer teams 2-1 win over Weston Ranch in the first round of the Pitman Tournament on Friday in Turlock. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's varsity boys basketball team claimed the consolation championship at the Stagg Tournament this past week in Stockton.

"The kids worked hard," head coach T.J. Walker said. "I'm very happy."

The Bulldogs posted a 2-1 record at Stagg.

"We would have liked to win the tournament," Walker said. "That was our goal."

Ceres High's Inder Sandhu filled the stat sheet on his way to earning all-tourney honors.

Sandhu averaged 22.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

"He had some big games for us," Walker said. "We had good play from other players as well. It was a collective effort. Everybody stepped up to the plate."

The Bulldogs beat their final two opponents.

"We bounced back after losing our first games," Walker said. "It's a great way to finish the tournament."

Ceres High topped Ripon 43-33 on Saturday.

Sandhu led the Bulldogs with 12 points, six rebounds, three blocks and three steals.

Elijah Hughes collected 11 points and six rebounds.

Sophomore Dalton Durossette added 10 points, five rebounds and five steals.

Ceres High routed Rio Linda 63-43 on Friday.

Sandhu poured in 33 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and registered three steals.

Hughes had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Ceres High lost 63-58 to Stagg on Thursday.

Sandhu scored 22 points and pulled down six rebounds.

Durossette contributed 10 points and three rebounds.

Hughes finished with six points and six rebounds.

"It was a tough loss," Walker said. "It was definitely a game that was winnable."

Ceres High will play in the Turlock Tournament this week.

Ceres High's varsity boys soccer team won and lost once and tied twice in Group A at the Pitman Tournament last week in Turlock.

Ceres High edged Weston Ranch 2-1 Friday morning.

Hector Valdez scored twice for the Bulldogs.

Rafael Guzman had one assist.

Ceres High lost 2-1 to Linden Friday afternoon.

Christian Martinez accounted for the Bulldogs' lone goal.

Ceres High tied Pitman 0-0 and Clovis 1-1 on Saturday.

Saul Ruiz's goal gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead in the opening half.

The Bulldogs (1-4-2) will play at Hughson (3:30 p.m.) today and Downey on Friday (5:15 p.m.).