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Patterson sweeps Central Valley
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Central Valley High School's varsity boys basketball team expended a tremendous amount of energy rallying from a 14-point deficit in the opening half of Wednesday's Western Athletic Conference contest versus Patterson.

The Hawks failed to complete the comeback as the host Tigers pulled away for a 78-56 victory.

Patterson (15-6, 5-3) lost 66-54 to Central Valley (8-16, 3-5) earlier this season.

"It's very disappointing," Hawks head coach Darryl Dickson said. "We didn't come out with a lot of energy. We looked lethargic. The guys got to understand you got to play hard for all 32 minutes. It's real simple."

Miguel Rodriguez and Camron Thornton scored a combined 34 points for Central Valley.

Rodriguez and Thornton both totaled 17 points.

Diego Sanchez and Jaron Dickson chipped in with seven points apiece.

Ja'Quan Gardner and Jordan Sek tallied four points each.

Four players scored in double figures for the Tigers, including Adan Cortez (15), Keegan Sanchez (13), Cariun Williams (13) and Brian Lemmon (10).

The Hawks trailed 34-32 at intermission.

Central Valley, which used a seven-man rotation, surrendered 44 points in the second half.

The Tigers outscored the Hawks 26-13 in the third quarter.

"You can't do that and expect to win," Dickson said while talking about his team's collapse. "The guys looked tired. I've never seen that from them this year. We just fell apart. We stopped playing defense. Our shots weren't falling. Patterson played really well."

Central Valley will face a tall task during Friday's homecoming game. The Hawks will host first-place Central Catholic (20-4, 8-1). The contest will get underway at 7:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity

Central Valley High School's upset-minded junior-varsity boys basketball team lost 68-44 to second-place Patterson last Wednesday on the road.

"To beat a team like that, you got to play perfect," Hawks head coach Mike Rodriguez said.

Central Valley dropped to 2-6 in the Western Athletic Conference.

The Tigers improved to 7-1 in the league standings.

Maleek Berry tallied a team-high 14 points in defeat.

Manuel Garcia added 13 points.

Tranjit Singh and B.J. Prak both scored six points.

Kenneth Mesa and Parker Griffin had three and two points, respectively.

"The effort was pretty good," Rodriguez said. "We played hard for most of the game."

Central Valley, which trailed 15-13 heading into the second period, scored the first seven points of the game.

Patterson increased its lead to 32-22 late in the first half.

The Hawks trailed 54-38 at the end of the third quarter.

"It was competitive early," Rodriguez said.


Central Valley High School's freshman boys basketball team lost 48-29 to Patterson on the road last Wednesday.

The Hawks have a head-to-head record of 0-4 versus the undefeated Tigers this year.

"They got our number," Hawks head coach Trevor Mew said. "We got to learn from it and get better. Obviously, we want to win league. But ultimately, I'm trying to get these kids ready for the next level."

Ramon Coral had a team-high 13 points for Central Valley, which turned the ball over more than 20 times.

Robert Preciado and Joseph Montalvo both scored four points.

Julio Pena collected two points.

Nimrat Chahal and Edward Calderon contributed one point each.

Inayat Sahota did not play due to illness.

"No one stepped up to fill his role," Mew said.

Central Valley trailed by just two points, 17-15, at halftime.

The Hawks were outscored 31-14 after intermission.

"We were competitive until midway through the third quarter," Mew said. "They made an adjustment and we made too many mistakes. They pressured us a lot more."

Central Valley dropped to 5-3 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Tigers improved to 8-0 in league play.

The Hawks will be vying for revenge when they host Central Catholic this Friday at 6 p.m.

"They're beatable, just like Patterson," Mew said.