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CV boys qualify for playoffs, strive to improve seeding
Miguel Jimenez and Central Valleys varsity boys basketball team will close out the WAC season with road games at Patterson today and Ceres High on Friday. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Central Valley's varsity boys basketball team thrilled its homecoming fans this past week.

The Hawks buried 11 3-pointers on their way to topping Pacheco for the second time this season, 58-46, Friday evening in Ceres.

"We've qualified for playoffs," head coach Darryl Dickson said. "The goal is to improve our seed."

Central Valley improved to 10-13 overall and took over sole possession of second place in the Western Athletic Conference standings (6-2).

The Hawks leapfrogged crosstown-rival Ceres High (5-3).

"I like where we're sitting," Dickson said. "We're doing enough to maintain second place. The scary part for us is we haven't put together a complete game where we have minimal turnovers and good execution."

Harinder Sidhu paced Central Valley on offense with 19 points. He made five 3-pointers.

Gurshan Chahal made two treys and collected 12 points.

Max Sanchez totaled six points on two treys.

Miguel Jimenez and Phillip Jackson both knocked down one 3-pointer.

David Serrano and Karnveer Chahal had nine and five points, respectively.

Oso Fregoso added one point.

Central Valley outscored Pacheco 13-5 in the final period.

The Hawks led 45-41 at the end of the third quarter.

Central Valley made eight 3-pointers en route to thumping Los Banos 68-46 on Wednesday in Ceres.

Sidhu (two treys) totaled a team-high 12 points.

Daniel Villasenor (two treys) chipped in with eight points.

Gurshan Chahal (one trey) netted seven points.

Sanchez (two treys) contributed six points.

Jackson (one trey) added five points.

Karnveer Chahal had 10 points.

Serrano had eight points.

James Benites and Andres Rojo both had four points.

Jimenez and Grant Neang each had two points.

The Hawks built a commanding 23-4 in the first quarter and never looked back.

Central Valley drained 10 triples and eked out a 65-62 win over Livingston on Jan. 27.

Sidhu (four treys) had a team-high 16 points.

Gurshan Chahal (two treys) had 14 points.

Jimenez (three treys) and Ralph Afortunado (one trey) both had 11 points.

Benites and Karnveer Chahal had four and two points, respectively.

Fregoso had one point.

Central Valley outscored Livingston 22-13 in the third period.

The Hawks faced a 34-31 deficit at halftime.

Central Valley will close out the WAC season with road games at Patterson today and Ceres High on Friday. Both games will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Hawks will participate in the playoffs for the third time in four years.

"It's a testament to the kids," Dickson said. "They've put in a lot of work."