DELANO — The Imperial Valley Stars traveling basketball team went 2-2 at the Cinco de Mayo Basketball Tournament here last weekend.
"We were shorthanded," said Star Santos Guzman. "We lacked ball handlers and that affected us. We had players playing out of position."
A shortage of talent was certainly a problem for the Stars. They were without three players who had helped the team to an earlier second-place finish in a tournament in Santa Barbara. The team also was missing two players who had to be left behind when the team had problems with its rental van.
Stars coach Danny Santillan had reserved a 14-passenger van but was informed he would only be able to get an eight-passenger van and was forced to leave to subs and his assistant coach at home.