The Turlock Bulldogs are now 6-0 to begin league play after a tight win over Atwater High on Wednesday that ended at 50-47.
Habib Velasquez came alive once again after finishing with a game-high 18 points and added 12 rebounds to finish with a double-double.
Turlock built a seven-point lead after the first quarter before Atwater outscored the ‘Dogs 11-9 in the second to go into the half up 28-23.
Heading into the fourth, Turlock extended the lead to seven once again at 39-32 heading into the final quarter.
The Bulldogs were able to fend off the attacks at the end and notch the win despite being outscored 15-11 in the closing quarter.
Will Hilgen finished with eight points, hitting two three-point shots and finishing with a steal and a rebound as well.
Oscar Moreno had eight points after going 6 of 6 from the free-throw line and tallied six rebounds and seven assists. Mustafa Johnson had six and Ricky Heidelbach finished with five for the game.
Turlock will take on a 3-3 Merced team at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Pride responds well after loss; top Golden Valley on the road, 60-40
Pitman nearly lost their second consecutive league game on Wednesday after traveling to Golden Valley to take on the Cougars in what was a debacle of a start.
GV went up 23-20 after the first half before Pitman decided to swing the momentum to roll out of Golden Valley with a 40-17 run to end the game at 60-40.
Jando Diaz led the way for the Pride after scoring a game-high 17 points and was 3 of 6 from behind the arc, adding four rebounds and two assists.
Chris Hanham, Dom Von Waaden, Micah Millentree and Leon Ohms all finished with eight points apiece for the game after the team shot 48 percent from the field.
The win gives Pitman a 5-1 record in the Central California Conference, sitting in second place, with a two-game lead over third place Merced and Buhach Colony, who are both 3-3.
Despite a poor shooting performance from GV in the second half, the Pride took advantage of a well-played game all around and committed only seven turnovers for the entire game, arguably their lowest number of the season.
The next contest for Pitman will come on the road against Atwater at 7 p.m. tonight.