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Chung, Burt lift CHS boys
Hawks extend winning streak
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Ceres High School's varsity boys basketball team dealt Livingston's Angelo Naldi his final loss of his coaching career.

The Bulldogs beat the host Wolves 42-33 on Senior Night last Friday.

Naldi, Livingston's leader for 33 years, was recognized before the game. The Wolves named their home court in his honor.

"Naldi's been coaching longer than I've been alive," Ceres High head coach Julio Marquez said. "He's always had a class program. He's a great guy. It will be hard to replace a coach like him."

The fourth-place Bulldogs improved to 5-6 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Wolves dropped to 1-10 in league play.

The top three teams in the WAC advanced to the postseason.

Central Catholic (11-0), Central Valley (9-3) and Patterson (8-4) placed first, second and third, respectively.

"You're always sad when you don't make the playoffs," Marquez said. "Honestly, Central Catholic was the best team by far. Central Valley, Patterson and Ceres High are pretty close. Hopefully, all of our teams from our league do well."

Harman Chung collected a team-high 16 points versus Livingston.

Nick Burt tallied 13 points.

The Bulldogs led 27-24 at the end of the third quarter.
Ceres High outscored Livingston 15-9 in the final period.

"It was pretty competitive," said Marquez, whose team lost 51-44 at Pacheco two days earlier. "We played really good defense. We hit some key shots."

JV Hawks roll
Central Valley's junior-varsity boys basketball team won twice and extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games this past week.

The Hawks improved to 21-5 on the year and remained in a first-place tie atop the WAC (10-1) with Central Catholic.

Larenz Johnson and Moses Ghiorso had 12 points apiece during Central Valley's 62-20 win over Los Banos on Friday in Ceres.

Reuben Rodriguez added 11 points.

Central Valley defeated host Livingston 65-28 on Wednesday.

Ravinder Singh knocked down six treys on his way to tallying a game-high 18 points.

Rodriguez and Johnson chipped in with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Dylan Robbins had seven points.

CV shocks Livingston
Livingston High School's junior-varsity girls basketball team suffered its first loss in WAC play last week.

Second-place Central Valley topped the previously-unbeaten Wolves 56-50 on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Ceres.

"We put a loss on their record," Hawks standout guard Jadah Jackson said. "They're not going undefeated."

Central Valley improved to 8-2 in the WAC.

Livingston dropped to 9-1 in league play.

"It was an amazing effort," Hawks head coach Kevin Dupree said. "We almost lost by 40 points to them two weeks ago."

Angelika Pe buried four treys and tallied a team-high 15 points for Central Valley, which avenged a 38-point loss.

Jackson, Alyssa Costa, Celest Lepe, Simi Sahota and Teresa Diaz added 14, 12, seven, six and two points, respectively.

"We wanted it more," Jackson said. "We played with more heart. Our defense won the game. I'm proud of my team."

Central Valley outscored Livingston 19-9 in the final period. Jackson made all four of her foul shots and totaled 10 points.

It's a great feeling knowing my teammates believe in me," she said.

Wolves defeat Dawgs
Ceres High's junior-varsity girls basketball team needed to upset Livingston to keep its Western Athletic Conference title hopes alive.

The Bulldogs dropped to third-place in the WAC standings following Thursday's 48-38 loss to the first-place Wolves.
Ceres High fell to 8-3 in conference play.

Livingston improved to 10-1 in the league.

The Bulldogs squandered a chance to possibly finish in a three-way tie for first place with the Wolves and Central Valley.

"There was added pressure," Ceres High standout player Rayohna Sagapolu said.

Sagapolu scored 10 of her team-high 15 points after intermission.

Ariel Knights, Kaylee Holloway, Jasmine Moore and Adryana Knights finished with 12, five, four and two points, respectively.

Livingston built a 29-7 lead in the opening half.