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Hawks 79, Panthers 62 in varsity basketball
Chahal tallies 23 points
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Central Valley High School's varsity boys basketball team kept its postseason hopes alive this past week.

The Hawks delighted their homecoming fans by posting a 79-62 victory over Pacheco Friday night.

Fourth-place Central Valley improved to 13-11 overall and 5-4 in the Western Athletic Conference.

"We still have an opportunity to make playoffs," Hawks head coach Darryl Dickson said. "That's what's important."

Central Valley's Gurshan Chahal drained five treys while totaling a game-high 23 points versus Pacheco.

Harinder Sidhu had 19 points.

Josh Sidhu added eight points.

The Hawks led 41-31 at halftime.

David Glukhovskiy, Central Valley's leading scorer, quit the team last week for a personal reason. He didn't play against Pacheco.

"The kids are having a hard time dealing with it," Dickson said. "We have to move forward and focus on the rest of the season."

The Hawks will face the crosstown-rival Bulldogs (9-13, 6-3) this Thursday at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m.

Ceres High School's junior-varsity boys basketball team earned a WAC series sweep of Los Banos this past week.

The Bulldogs beat the host Tigers for the second time this season, 66-47 on Wednesday.

"I'm extremely proud of the kids," Bulldogs head coach Lance Hunter said. "They showed a lot of resiliency."

Ceres High improved to 13-8 on the season and 6-3 in the WAC.

"Our three losses in league were competitive games," Hunter said. "When we're clicking, we're fun to watch. We have pretty good chemistry. That's one of our strong points."

The Bulldogs bested the Tigers behind Gurraj Purewal's 30 points.

"It doesn't matter where he gets the ball," Hunter said. "He's a huge scoring threat. He's very efficient. He's a very coachable kid. He takes criticism and advice with open ears. He's a joy to have on the team."

Adrian Magdaleno and Monte Wallace both tallied 13 points.

The Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 24-7 in the fourth quarter.

CV girls forfeit games
Central Valley's junior-varsity girls basketball team improved to 8-12 on the season and 1-8 in the WAC following Thursday's 47-31 throttling of host Pacheco.

Hawk Elizabeth Robinson torched the Panthers for a game-high 21 points.

Chetna Kumar and Olivia Chaboya added 10 and eight points, respectively.

Central Valley had a perfect record in WAC play heading into last week prior to forfeiting its eight victories.

The Hawks inadvertently used a player, whose transfer paperwork had not been submitted.

"We self-reported it," said Greg Magni, Central Valley's athletic director. "I called the section office. They thanked me for being honest."