HOLTVILLE — Jose Galindo scored 24 points and Jose Beltran added 14 as the Central Union boys basketball team defeated Holtville High 57-47 here Friday.
Michael Strong was the game's leading scorer, leading Holtville with 18 points. The Vikings' Eric Cueto added 14.
Central took the opening tip but couldn't convert and Strong made a lay-up one minute into the game. Jose Galindo answered with the first of his seven three-point buckets.
The Vikings took the lead again when Alex Perez hit Strong, who put in another lay-up.
The Spartans then went on the game's first run.
Galindo nailed a three and was fouled. His free throw gave Central a 7-4 lead with 4:30 to go in the first period. Another three put the Spartans up 10-4 before Holtville finished the quarter with two quick baskets.
The second quarter was all Central.
Galindo had four three-pointers and Central went on its biggest run, outscoring the Vikings 23-13 in the period.