Central Valley High School's junior-varsity boys basketball team annexed a share of the Western Athletic Conference crown with a 72-50 pasting of Patterson on Monday, Feb. 17 in Ceres.
"It's a good accomplishment," Hawks guard Moses Ghiorso said. "We had pressure on our shoulders. We had a 10-game winning streak and Patterson has a decent team."
Central Valley posted a 22-5 overall record and tied for first in the WAC standings (11-1) with Central Catholic.
The two teams split this year.
Central Catholic won the first meeting, 66-48, on Jan. 8.
The Hawks defeated the Raiders 64-57 on Jan. 15.
"We would love to play them a third time to see who is better," Moses said. "It would be a good game."
Ghiorso tallied a team-high 14 points versus Patterson.
Simeron Singh totaled 13 points.
Reuben Rodriguez netted nine points.
Larenz Johnson and Ravinder Singh contributed eight points each.
Dylan Robbins, David Glukhovskiy and Shan Chahal collected seven, five and four points, respectively.
Robert Nieto and Nathan Perine both had two points.
Central Valley faced little resistance in building a 42-22 lead in the opening half.
The Hawks outscored the Tigers 20-4 in the third period.
"We were confident," Ghiorso said. "We had a lot of energy. Winning league is a big accomplishment. Our whole team is really happy."