HOLTVILLE — It wasn't the prettiest game.
In fact, the Holtville and Vincent Memorial boys basketball game here Thursday night may have been one of the ugliest basketball games played in the Imperial Valley this year as Holtville manhandled the Scots 48-26 to kick off the Desert League for both teams.
Holtville forced Vincent to play arguably its worst game of the season.
"This couldn't get any worse," said Scot coach Dennis Jacobelli. "I thought that we could've beat this team, but nobody stepped up for us. Right now I think our team is just going backward."
Credit has to go to the Vikings, who forced 23 turnovers and outrebounded Vincent 30-22.
The teams had a combined 1-25 record entering the game, with the only win coming from Holtville.
Unfortunately for Vincent, it ran into a Holtville team with a chip on its shoulder.
"We really wanted to show everyone that we could play," said Holtville coach Mike Goodsell. "Coming into this game our guys wanted to step up their play for league."