MENIFEE – The Paloma Valley varsity boys’ basketball team picked up their first league win of the season when they beat Vista del Lago in a recent home conference game by a score of 77-49. Moreno Valley controls the Sunbelt League standings with their 4-0 record, followed by Temescal Canyon (4-1), Valley View (2-3), Heritage (2-30, Orange Vista (1-4), Paloma Valley (1-4) and Hemet (1-4).

In their next two games, the Wildcats fell to the Heritage Patriots 65-62 and Canyon Springs 52-34. The two losses have Paloma Valley at 6-13 overall, with four games to go in the regular season. With the defeat, Vista del Lago moved to 0-18 on the year.

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