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Solid run for Dawgs
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Ceres High School's boys basketball program completed the Modesto Junior College Summer League portion of its schedule last week.

The Bulldogs won one of two games and finished the year with a 10-4 record.

"I can't complain," head coach Brian de la Porte said. "The kids accomplished everything I wanted them to do. They got a great feel for each other. They developed chemistry."

Ceres High defeated Manteca, 57-50, during Game 2 on Tuesday, July 14.

"We should have beat them by more," shooting guard Justin Canatsy said. "I think we're just tired."

Canatsy finished the contest with a team-high 14 points.

Lance Hunter and Katero Lebeau scored 12 and seven points, respectively.

Edgar Lopez and Chris Hilgen both had six points.

Mark Schwark and George Borden tallied five and three points, respectively.

Kendal Vertner and John Dhillon collected two points apiece.

The Bulldogs outscored the Buffaloes 12-4 in the final 5:05. Canatsy tallied five points. Lebeau chipped in with three points. Schwark and Hunter contributed two points each.

Ceres High dropped its first game, 60-52, to Enochs.

The Bulldogs won the previous two meetings.

Eight different players broke into the scoring column for Ceres High in defeat, including Canatsy (14 points), Hunter (eight), Dhillon (eight), Hilgen (six), Lopez (six), Lebeau (four), Schwark (four) and Vertner (two).

Ceres High (18-14) has played a total of 32 games this summer.

The Bulldogs' four Modesto Junior College Summer League losses were to Enochs, Turlock, Pitman and Downey.

"I'm pleased but I think we could have done better," Canatsy said.

Added de la Porte: "The kids were committed and I'm happy about that."