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Hawks win twice
Jackson, Pe propel CV
Diamond Lopez, pictured chasing down a loose ball, and Central Valley defeated Los Banos 38-24 last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Jadah Jackson and Angelika Pe combined for 51 points while leading Central Valley High School's junior-varsity girls basketball team to a pair of victories last week.

"They were focused as soon as they got on the court," Hawks head coach Kevin Dupree said. "Jadah is developing into a great player. She's very committed. She loves the game. Angelika lost her confidence early in the season. She got it back. She's a big reason we won."

Pe buried four treys and poured in a career-high 16 points during Central Valley's 38-24 win over Los Banos on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Ceres.

Jackson added five points.

Krystal Perez had seven points.

Celest Lepe and Teresa Diaz both collected four points.

Nicole Munoz scored two points.

Ahead 24-21, the Hawks outscored the Tigers 14-3 in the final period.

"They got serious," Dupree said. "They played with a sense of urgency. There was a lot on the line."
Jackson tallied a season-high 19 points in Central Valley's 47-40 victory against visiting Patterson on Thursday.

Pe totaled 11 points.

Lepe and Alyssa Costa contributed four points each.

Diaz and Perez both had three points.

Sophia Kumar scored two points.

Munoz added one point.

The Hawks led 22-20 at halftime.

Central Valley outscored Patterson 15-10 in the fourth quarter.

Central Valley improved to 14-3 on the year and remained in a tie for second place in the Western Athletic Conference (7-2) with crosstown-rival Ceres High.

Livingston had a two-game lead over the Hawks and Bulldogs in the league standings as of Monday.

"We have very high expectations," Dupree said. "We haven't won every game but I'm happy. The girls have progressed. Confidence is key."

Central Valley will play against Livingston (March 11) and at Los Banos (Thursday) this week.

The first-place Wolves defeated the Hawks by blowout on Jan. 30.

"Livingston has a really good team," Dupree said. "They're as good as some of the varsity teams we have in our league."