Central Valley High School's junior-varsity boys basketball team imposed its dominance in the opening half.
Ahead by 27 points, the Hawks coasted to an 88-44 victory against crosstown-rival Ceres High on Jan. 10 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.
"We didn't underestimate them," Central Valley sharp-shooter Dylan Robbins said. "I had faith in my team."
"They're the best team we've played this year," Ceres High head coach Abel Maestas said. "They didn't press us and they scored 88."
Central Valley's Dylan Robbins recorded career-highs by burying seven treys and totaling 29 points.
David Glukhovskiy poured in a career-high 25 points.
Reuben Rodriguez, Larenz Johnson, Simron Singh, Shan Chahal and Moses Ghiorso tallied 12, 11, six, three and two points, respectively.
"It was one of those nights," Dylan said. "I knew I hit a few 3s. I didn't know I had that many. I lost track of what was going on."
Martin Reyes (11) and Jas Dosanjh (10) both scored in double figures for Ceres High.
Harman Bansal, Ulises Diaz, Jonathan Garcia, Cole Silva and Jacob Martinez had seven, six, five, three and two points, respectively.
Central Valley led 49-22 at halftime.
David had 17 points in the first quarter.
Dylan hit four treys and totaled 14 points in the second period. He also totaled 15 points in the final period, including three 3-pointers.
"Offensively, we did fine," Maestas said. "We couldn't stop their offense. They were shooting lights out. It was crazy."
CV 64, CC 56
The Hawks kept their WAC title hopes alive with a 64-56 win over previously-unbeaten Central Catholic last Wednesday in Ceres.
"I'm so happy with that performance," Central Valley head coach Jordan Dickson said. "If we play that hard and execute that well, there's no way another team can beat us."
Central Valley lost 66-48 at Central Catholic on Jan. 8.
"The first game was competitive for a half," Dickson said. "We got a little scared (after we fell behind). We played with a lot more confidence this time."
Ghiorso scored a team-high 22 points during the rematch.
Johnson, Glukhovskiy, Singh and Josh Sidhu added 16, 11, eight and three points, respectively.
Rodriguez had two points.
Central Valley shot 59 percent (16 of 27) from the free-throw line.
Central Catholic's Jared Rice scored a game-high 26 points.
Rice played youth basketball and football for Ceres teams.
"I'm proud of David," Dickson said. "As a freshman playing up, it's a little more challenging. He's finally starting to play like he's capable of playing."
Central Valley fell behind 28-22 in the opening half.
The Hawks buried four 3-pointers while outscoring the Raiders 21-10 in the opening eight minutes of the second half. Glukhovskiy, Ghiorso and Sidhu tallied nine, six and three points, respectively.
Central Valley limited Rice to just nine points after intermission, including two in the third quarter. Jared was shadowed by David and Simron.
"We made some adjustments on defense," Dickson said. "Our guys executed our game plan to perfection. We ran a box-and-1 to try to shut down their best player and force their other guys to shoot."
Central Valley improved to 12-5 overall and 2-1 in the WAC standings.
The Raiders dropped to 12-6 and 3-1.
Central Valley will play host to Ceres High (1-18, 0-5) this Friday at 6 p.m.