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CV boys win three of their final four games
Frosh Hawks finish fourth
Miguel Jimenez and Central Valley showed a great deal of improvement during the course of the season.

Central Valley High School's freshman boys basketball team held on for a 52-50 win over host Livingston on Feb. 16.

The Hawks amassed a 5-7 record on their way to a fourth-place tie with Livingston in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

"We showed some toughness during the second half of league," Central Valley head coach Jon Merchant said. "We grinded out some wins. The kids matured over the season."

Karnveer Chahal scored a game-high 23 points for Central Valley.

Hanson Hy, David Serrano and Andres Rojo finished with 11, eight and three points, respectively.

Israel Anaya, Estevan Barragan and Antonio Ramirez all contributed two points.
The Hawks shot 46 percent (6 of 13) from the free-throw line.

Central Valley outscored Livingston 45-36 during the first three quarters of play. Chahal tallied 16 points in the middle periods.

The Wolves rallied on the strength of a 14-7 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter.

Central Valley won three of its final four games. The Hawks beat the Wolves, Los Banos Tigers and Pacheco Panthers.

"We underachieved a little this year but I'm not disappointed," said Merchant, whose team compiled an 11-14 overall record. "I really challenged them mentally. They grew a lot. That's something to be proud of."