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CV boys improve to 3-0 in WAC
Patterson pulls away for victory over CHS
Harinder Sidhu totaled nine treys and 33 points in leading the Hawks to a pair of conference wins this past week. Central Valley topped Pacheco and Los Banos by a combined 52 points. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity boys basketball team beat Pacheco and Los Banos by a combined 52 points in Western Athletic Conference action this past week.

"It was a good effort on our part," Hawks head coach Darryl Dickson said.

Central Valley improved to 11-7 overall and 3-0 in the WAC standings after pounding Pacheco 54-22 Friday night in Los Banos.

"Everybody got to play," Dickson said.

Harinder Sidhu drained five treys en route to pouring in a game-high 19 points against the Panthers.

David Glukhovskiy added 11 points.

Ralph Afortunado tallied seven points.

Gurshan Chahal and Josh Sidhu both collected three points.

Jacob Guerrero, Nathan Perine and Jaspreet Singh all contributed two points.

Reuben Rodriguez had one point.

The Hawks stormed out to a 41-5 lead in the opening half.

"We subbed down at that point and gave some of our other guys playing time," Dickson said.

Central Valley bested host Los Banos 65-45 on Wednesday.

"We played a good, overall game," Dickson said. "They couldn't handle our pressing and trapping."

Glukhovskiy netted a game-high 27 points.

Harinder Sidhu made four treys and totaled 14 points.

Jaspreet Singh chipped in with nine points.

Afortunado and Chahal tallied four points apiece.

Simron Singh and Erik Mejia finished with two points each.

The Hawks led 28-17 at intermission.

Central Valley's next four opponents are Livingston (today), Ceres High (Friday), El Capitan (Jan. 23) and Patterson (Jan. 27).

"We're right where we want to be," Dickson said. "Our next two weeks are going to be really tough. Obviously, our expectations are to try to do our best and win league again."

Bulldogs battle Tigers
Ceres High's varsity boys basketball team limited host Patterson to just two points in the first quarter of Wednesday's Western Athletic Conference clash.

The Bulldogs totaled six points as they struggled on offense as well.

"I saw the scoreboard and was shocked," Ceres High senior standout guard/forward Austin Stiles said. "Our defense really stepped up. We just needed to play better as a team on offense."

Patterson improved its offensive efficiency during the final three quarters and secured a 61-53 victory over Ceres High.

The Bulldogs dropped to 4-12 overall and 1-2 in the WAC standings.

Stiles and Haaydn Martinez both tallied a team-high 13 points versus the Tigers (11-7, 2-2).

Cristian Garcia totaled 11 points.

Marcellus Boykins, Ismael Ontiveros and Nick Jones scored eight, five and two points, respectively.

Trevor Nash had one point.

Ceres High trailed 21-20 at the break.

The Tigers outscored the Bulldogs 40-33 during the second half.

"We really worked hard on defense," Stiles said. "We shocked them with our press. We didn't have the greatest offensive game. None of our shots were falling. We need to be smoother on offense."