When Holtville High School basketball player Eric Cueto goes up for a rebound, there's a pretty good chance he'll come down with it.
At 6-foot-3, there aren't many local high-schoolers who can match his size or outrebound him.
On Dec. 11 he proved that as he pulled down 17 boards in leading Holtville to a 56-38 thumping of Vincent Memorial. The 17-year-old senior also finished with a game-high 19 points and five steals.
The week before, he had 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Vikings narrowly got past the Scots 72-67.
"I guess in that first game we played them, we just weren't as prepared and focused as much as we wanted to be," said Cueto. "But I think the second game, we knew what to expect and we were ready for them."