TRACY -- Behind Evan Stillahn's team-high 16 points, the Golden Valley boys basketball team got up early in the fourth quarter on Monday night and just held on.
Excel Academy's Anthony Young (12 points) hit four 3-pointers in the second-half and got a good look at a fifth that just wouldn't fall as time expired.
Dusty Nunes (11 points) hauled in the rebound and the Cougars moved on in the Tracy Tournament with a 70-68 victory.
GV (8-2) will take on Enochs in the second round tonight at 6 p.m.
Josh Sykes added 14 points for the Cougars and Christian Carroll finished with 13 points in the win.
Patterson 62, Merced 45
The Bears struggled with seven players out for various reasons. Jonathan Chairez scored 10 points to lead Merced (4-6) in scoring.
Buhach Colony 60
ROCKLIN -- The Thunder (7-2) dropped their second straight game.
Joe Marquez scored 17 points to lead BC. Roger Klauser added 16 points.
Buhach Colony will host McNair tonight.
Le Grand 46, Hilmar 45
LE GRAND -- Jordan Curtis scored on a putback basket with two seconds left in overtime to lift the Bulldogs to a thrilling win over the Yellowjackets.
Curtis scored a game-high 16 points. Mauricio Contreras added 12 points for the Bulldogs (2-1).
Jordan Ahid led Hilmar with 14 points. Beau Balswick added 13 points.
Bear Creek 48, Atwater 40
ATWATER -- Brianne Hunter's 18 points weren't enough to lift the Falcons to a win. Precious Younger paced Bear Creak with 16 points.
Merced College 48, Feather River 40
STOCKTON -- Sonji Green had a double-double (19 points and 15 rebounds) and Shellie Perkins added 15 points as Merced College knocked off Feather River in the first round of the Delta Tournament.
The Lady Devils (5-5) will face Laney in the semifinals at 5 p.m. today.
College of St. Mary 77, UC Merced 55
Kayla Polman had 13 points and eight rebounds and Shelby Howard had a team-high 14 points in a loss to No. 25 College of St. Mary.
Isabella Nelson also hit three 3s off of the bench for the Golden Bobcats (1-8) and finished with a career-high 11 points.