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Hawks bound for playoffs
CV enjoying most successful season to date
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Central Valley High School fielded its inaugural varsity boys basketball team in 2006-07.

The Hawks made history this past week.
Central Valley clinched its first-ever playoff berth with a 55-52 victory at Patterson Friday night.

"I'm not surprised we're here," Hawks head coach Darryl Dickson said. "We have some talent. All of our hard work has finally paid off."

Second-place Central Valley improved to 19-5 on the year and 7-2 in the Western Athletic Conference.

Third-place Patterson dropped to 13-10 and 7-3.

"The kids are really excited," Dickson said. "The goal is to not just make the playoffs. We want to make some noise."

Central Valley had four players score in double figures against Patterson.

Jaron Dickson poured in a team-high 19 points.

Ryan Donnelly, Kendel Johnson and Daevon Brown added 13, 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Juan Manriquez had two points.

The Hawks shot 39 percent (23 of 39) from the field, 67 percent (6 of 9) from the free-throw line and 19 percent (3 of 16) from 3-point range.

Patterson built a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.

Dickson buried two treys as Central Valley overcame a 10-point deficit in the final period.

"It could have gone either way," coach Dickson said. "Luckily, we pulled it out. It's one of our biggest wins in program history. We hope our bigger wins come in the playoffs."

CV 73, LB 60
Central Valley won, 73-60, at Los Banos on Wednesday.

Brown scored a career-high 25 points.

Donnelly, Johnson, and Dickson totaled 21, 10 and six points, respectively.

Ja'Quan Gardner and Diego Sanchez chipped in with three points apiece.

Edward Calderon and Parker Griffin both had two points.

The Hawks will play at Livingston today and host to Los Banos on Friday.

Both games will get underway at 7:30 p.m.

"This is the best team Central Valley has ever had," coach Dickson said. "We've been close to making the playoffs a couple times. It's our time now. I knew eventually it would happen. We still have three games left. We want to play for seeding."