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Hoops honors for Singh, Dhillon
Samar Singh jumps
Ceres High’s boys basketball program placed two players on the WAC South First Team, including Samar Singh.

Ceres High’s boys basketball program placed two players on the Western Athletic Conference South Division First Team.

Seniors Samar Singh and Inderraj Dhillon were both rewarded for leading the Bulldogs to a second-place finish in the league standings.

Ceres High compiled a 5-3 record.

The Bulldogs beat the Central Valley Hawks and Pacheco Panthers twice, and the Johansen Vikings once in conference play.

Ceres High lost twice to WAC South champion Los Banos and once to third-place Johansen.

“I’m really proud of our team for the way we played,” Singh said. 

A third-year varsity player, Singh averaged 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while starring at center during his final season with the Bulldogs.

He ranked first on the team in both statistical categories.

Singh scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed eight boards in a 67-66 loss to Los Banos on May 21 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

“He had an opportunity to be MVP,” Ceres High head coach T.J. Walker said. “When Samar was on the floor, everybody knew we could win games. He could do everything. That was his strength. I feel he can play at the next level.”

Dhillon, a second-year varsity player, averaged 12.0 points and 4.0 assists per game at guard.

He ranked second on the team in both offensive categories.

“He made my job easier this year by how he communicated with the team,” Walker said. “He was a leader. He didn’t miss a practice. He was at every Zoom workout. He made us better. He’s the best team captain I’ve had.”