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Frosh Hawks win WAC finale at Livingston
CV boys team compiles 19-7 overall record, places second in conference play
Jovelito Camarena and Central Valley closed out the 2015-16 season with a 55-29 victory over Livingston on Feb. 16. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Head coach Amrit Chahal set the bar high for Central Valley High School's freshman boys basketball team.

The Hawks wrapped up the 2015-16 campaign on Feb. 16, routing Livingston 55-29 in Ceres.

"It's good to end the season on a high note," Chahal said.

Central Valley posted a 19-7 overall record and placed second in the Western Athletic Conference standings (9-3).

"I had high standards for the team," Chahal said. "We could have done better. I saw a lot of improvement. Most of the players matured."

Central Valley had a total of nine players score during its WAC season finale.

"Everybody was focused," Chahal said.

Max Sanchez and Kevin Figueroa both collected a team-high nine points.

Daniel Villasenor and D'Angelo Vasquez contributed eight points each.
Mankern Chahal, Devontre Holley and Edgardo Andrade totaled seven, six and four points, respectively.

Jovelito Camarena and Munraj Singh had two points apiece.

Ahead 27-10, Central Valley outscored Livingston 28-19 during the second half.

"Everyone on my team had the capability to start," Amrit Chahal said. "It was difficult to choose between everyone. When I played, we didn't have that kind of depth. It's a blessing."

Central Valley defeated crosstown-rival Ceres High twice (52-49, 39-35) in WAC play.

Max Sanchez's 3-pointer with 3 seconds to play lifted the Hawks to a thrilling win over the Bulldogs during the first meeting between the two teams.

"Beating Ceres High is always nice," coach Chahal said.

The Hawks also placed first at their home tournament.

Central Valley topped West of Tracy 69-57 in the finals.

Villasenor collected 25 points, Chahal had 15 and Neang added eight.

"That's the best game we played all season," Amrit Chahal said.