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Frosh Hawks defeat Livingston, Pacheco
CV boys improve to 8-9 on the year, 3-4 in conference
Central Valleys Jaspreet Singh attempts a reverse layup against Pacheco.

Central Valley High School's freshman boys basketball team won back-to-back games for the first time this season last week.

The Hawks defeated the Livingston Wolves and Pacheco Panthers in Western Athletic Conference play.

Central Valley improved to 8-9 on the year and 3-4 in the league standings.

"This is the first time we've had a two-game win streak," Hawks head coach Carlos Maldonado said. "We have a good possibility of winning out. That's our goal."

Central Valley cruised to a 54-32 victory over Livingston on Friday in Ceres.

Jonathan Barragan and Rodney Stahl netted 12 points each.

Oso Fregoso, Harinder Sidhu, Aondray Peoples and Jaspreet Singh had nine, seven, five and three points, respectively.

The Hawks led 30-14 at the break.

"The kids had fun," Maldonado said. "Our non-starters got a lot of playing time because it was so lopsided."

Central Valley edged visiting Pacheco 57-50 in overtime on Wednesday.

The Hawks compiled a 2-0 record versus the Panthers this year. Central Valley won the first meeting by blowout.

"It was a tough game," Maldonado said. "I knew they weren't going to lie down. It was an eye-opener for my kids."

Sidhu tallied a team-high 15 points.

Peoples, Barragan and Stahl totaled 13, 10 and nine points, respectively.

Jacob Guerrero had six points.

Fregoso scored four points.

Central Valley led 25-20 at intermission.

Tied at 50-all, the Hawks outscored the Panthers 7-0 in the extra period.

"We played better defense," Maldonado said.

Central Valley will compete at Los Banos on Wednesday and Patterson on Friday. Both games will begin at 4:30 p.m. "Right now, we're not where I would like to be," Maldonado said. "I think we can get better."