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CV boys improve to 5-5 on hardcourt
Bulldogs place first at home tournament
Harinder Sidhu buried five treys and totaled a team-high 17 points during the Central Valley varsity boys basketball teams 83-58 loss to Tracy on Dec. 13 in Ceres. - photo by Courier file photo

Central Valley's varsity boys basketball team moved to 5-5 on the year this past week after securing a split in non-conference play.

Central Valley lost 85-58 to Tracy on Dec. 13 in Ceres.

Nine different players scored for the Hawks.

Harinder Sidhu paced Central Valley with a team-high 17 points, including five treys.

David Serrano netted 11 points.

Grant Neang collected seven points.

Gurshan Chahal and Ralph Afortunado chipped in with five points apiece.

Andres Rojo and Miguel Jimenez tallied four and three points, respectively.

Willie Soriano and Dakota Scroggins each had two points.

Five players scored in double figures for the Bulldogs.

Marc Sterling paced Tracy with a game-high 18 points.

Isaiah Hawthorne netted 14 points.

Lamont Couch and Carlos Vasquez both collected 13 points.

Matthew McDonald added 10 points.

The two teams combined to make 19 3-pointers, including nine by the Hawks.

Tracy outscored Central Valley 48-27 in the middle periods.

The Hawks trailed 16-15 at the end of the first quarter.

Fueled by a 29-15 run in the second quarter, Central Valley handled Grace Davis 69-55 on Dec. 12 in Modesto.

Sidhu led the Hawks with 18 points.

Gurshan Chahal added 14 points.

Afortunado and Serrano tallied nine and seven points, respectively.

Karnveer Chahal and Erik Mejia both totaled six points.

Phillip Jackson had three points.

Neang, Scroggins and Mankern Chahal all contributed two points.

Sidhu buried three treys on his way to tallying 11 points in the momentum-swaying second quarter.

Central Valley led 41-28 at halftime.

Ceres High's frosh-soph boys basketball team turned in dominant performances while finishing in first place at its home tournament this past week.

The Bulldogs outscored their three opponents, 177-99.

Ceres High has won six of its last seven games.

"We started 0-3," Bulldogs head coach Lance Hunter said.

Ceres High cruised to a 64-24 win over Delhi on Saturday.

Christian Murry paced the Bulldogs with 15 points.

Ethan Willform and Elijah Hughes both scored 12 points.

Caleb Cannella, Dominic Cervantez and Brock Moore finished with six points apiece.

Oscar Lopez tallied three points.

Brock DeWitt had two points.

Ceres High bested Orestimba 55-32 on Friday.

Lopez collected a team-high 14 points.

Hughes, Murry, Willform and Moore netted 13 and 11, seven and three points, respectively.

DeWitt, Marcus DeLeon and Trent Lessley all contributed two points.

Cannella had one point.

Ceres High opened the tournament with a 58-43 victory over Calaveras on Thursday.

Lopez poured in a game-high 23 points, Hughes had 16 and Wilform added nine.

Murry and DeWitt chipped in with six and four points, respectively.

Central Valley varsity wrestlers Anthony Voss, Kyle Hendrix, Christian Oliver, Will Sprouse, Ryan Hendrix, Severo Vazquez, Thomas Delgado, Angel Rico and David Lezama did not compete at the Morning Star Classic on Saturday in Los Banos.

"You're only allowed 40 contacts throughout the year," Hawks head coach Rob Beckhart said. "Some of my kids are already over 10. I asked them to sit this weekend. We also had three kids miss the tournament with injuries."

Just one of Central Valley's 11 wrestlers placed.

"We only won four matches all day," Beckhart said. "The kids that were there wrestled hard."

Junior James Murphy took second in the 160-pound division.

Murphy won two of three matches.

Sophomore Ryan Palecek (160s) and junior Tyler Beckhart (220s) both compiled identical 1-2 records.

Underclassmen Joseph Martinez (113s), Antonio Castillo (126s), Antonio Garcia (138s), Josiah Johnson (152s), Nathan Curry (170s), Nataneal Lezama (182s), Thomas Carrillo (182s) and Bryant Angulo (285s) all finished 0-2 in their respective brackets.

"It was crucial to get the younger kids experience at the varsity level," Beckhart said.