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CV boys beaten by Los Banos, Livingston
Hawks struggle from 3-point range
Phil Jackson guards Cameron Gomez during the Central Valley varsity boys basketball teams 53-39 loss to Los Banos in Western Athletic Conference play on Friday in Ceres. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley's varsity boys basketball team relies heavily on the 3-point shot.
The Hawks struggled to connect from long-range in losing to Los Banos and Livingston during the opening week of Western Athletic Conference play.

"If we shoot our normal percentage, we win those games easily," Hawks' head coach Mike Rodriguez said.

Central Valley suffered a 53-39 loss while competing against visiting Los Banos Friday night in Ceres.

Grant Neang led the Hawks in scoring with 10 points.

David Serrano added seven points.

Daniel Villasenor and Hanson Hy both chipped in six points.

Miguel Jimenez and Munraj Singh each had three points.

Tony Gaut and Phil Jackson finished with two points apiece.

The Hawks trailed 23-22 at intermission. Los Banos outscored Central Valley 30-17 in the second half.

Central Valley dropped its WAC opener 68-56 to host Livingston Wednesday evening.

Serrano collected a team-high 15 points.

Singh tallied 10 points.

Gaut totaled nine points.

Hy, Villasenor and Max Sanchez all contributed six points.

Neang had three points.

Jimenez added one point.

The Hawks shot less than 20 percent from 3-point range versus the Tigers and Wolves. "Our offense isn't clicking right now," Rodriguez said. "That's strange for us. We typically average eight 3s a game. We were below that for both games. We're getting the same looks we usually get. We're just not putting the ball in the bucket."