Central Valley High School's junior-varsity boys basketball team repeated as Western Athletic Conference champions.
The Hawks claimed a share of the WAC title with a 78-72 win over host Livingston on Feb. 16.
"Livingston played a phenomenal game," Central Valley head coach Jordan Dickson said. "They were a completely different team this time. It was definitely tense. We didn't want to lose for obvious reasons. The kids did a good job and pulled it out."
Central Valley posted a 24-1 overall record and tied for first place in the conference standings (11-1) with Patterson this year.
The Hawks split with the Tigers.
Central Valley won the second meeting, 61-57 on Jan. 28.
The Tigers edged the Hawks 59-57 on Jan. 7.
"I'm so proud of my boys," Dickson said. "Nobody thought we were going to be this good at the beginning of the season. All the credit goes to the kids. We had a special team. They were relentless."
Central Valley had three players score in double figures versus Livingston.
Harinder Sidhu paced the Hawks with 22 points.
David Glukhovskiy and Jaspreet Singh added 19 and 15 points, respectively.
Shan Chahal, Oso Fregoso, Wilbert Soriano and Erik Mejia tallied nine, six, five and two points, respectively.
Glukhovskiy did a little bit of everything for Central Valley this year.
"It's hard to have everyone's eyes on you," Dickson said. "Sometimes when you're the best player, you get complacent. He didn't. He also made his teammates better."
Central Valley annexed its second straight WAC title at the JV level.
The Hawks finished 22-5 and captured the WAC crown (11-1) during the 2013-14 school year.
Glukhovskiy and Chahal played for both teams.
"I really enjoyed everything about the season," said Dickson, whose squad won its final 11 games. "Nobody expected us to do this. The kids cared so much about each other. They were such a true team. It's a positive sign for Central Valley. Our program has turned the corner the last few years. We're starting to get the respect we deserve."
Glukhovskiy and the core of this year's JV team will contribute at the varsity level next season.
The Darryl Dickson-led Hawks will be vying for their third consecutive playoff berth and second straight league title.
"It's going to be a big challenge for our varsity team next year," Jordan Dickson. "They're going to win more games than people think. I really believe in them."