(El Monte) – Memo Silva scored 12 points and Jorge Caldera added 10 to lead El Monte to a stunning 34-30 win over Arroyo Friday night at Vern Nelson Fieldhouse.
The Knights scored just 11 points through the first three quarters, including two points in the first quarter before scoring 19 in the final frame. El Monte struggled offensively as well early and incredibly the game was tied 2-2 after one before the Lions went into the break with a 14-7 lead.
El Monte was up by 13 heading into the fourth quarter before being outscored 19-10 and holding on to win by four.
Nobody reached double figures for Arroyo. Primitivo Gomez led the team with nine and Peter Aholoka added five.
Arroyo lost its second consecutive MVL game and fell to 4-2. El Monte improved to 2-4.
EM 2 12 10 10 34
A 2 5 4 19 30