After opening the season with a win in the Beaumont Tournament, the Palm Desert boys’ basketball team dropped their first Wednesday night 78-47 to Oak Hills in the second round.
In the loss, Will Struthers led the Aztecs (1-1) with 16 points to go along with eight points each from Jeff Morales and Devin Lopez.
Coachella Valley 51, Xavier Prep 5: Vanessa Madera led the Arabs in the rout with 21 points and six assists to go along with 12 points from Iliana Corona.
The Arabs (1-1) play Thursday at home against Palm Desert at 2 p.m.
Coachella Valley 1, Xavier Prep 0: The Arabs won their home opener, led by a first-half goal from Miranda Torres to give the team the lead they needed. Daniela Iniguez provided a solid defensive performance to go along with four saves from Melanie Ramirez in goal.