IMPERIAL — Mike Malloy had 19 points and Jared Cherry added 15 to lift the Southwestern College men's basketball team over Imperial Valley College 76-67 here Saturday.
The Arabs were led by T.J. Brunson and Clarence Campbell, who both scored 13.
The game began with Southwestern taking the tip and converting a Travis Howell bucket 45 seconds into the game. The ball went back and forth a few times before the Arabs answered with a Brunson score to tie the game at 2-2.
IVC got its first lead of the game when Richard Cook hit from downtown to give the Arabs a short-lived one-point advantage as the Apaches answered with a three from Tim Thompson.
The Arabs fought Southwestern basket for basket until Cherry and Martal Prewitt both hit from the free throw line to give the Apaches an 18-10 lead with 10:30 to go in the first half.