Teams continued to improve their arguments and deliveries as they prepare for one more trial before the finals of this year's Imperial County mock trial competition.
Thursday's trial results found Central Union High victorious over Holtville, Calexico High narrowly beat Brawley Union and Southwest won over Imperial.
The next and final set of trials before the championship match will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the County Courthouse in El Centro.
Those trials will pit Calipatria against Calexico, Brawley Union against Imperial and Southwest against Holtville.
Central, which has a bye Feb. 20, will head into its 11th championship competition in as many years in the county final Feb. 22 at Brunner's in El Centro.