Jackets JV squad win 25th Annual Nathan Mata Tourney

The Palo Verde High School JV (Junior Varsity) boy's basketball team won the 25th Annual Nathan Mata Basketball Tournament in Calipatria, Calif., Dec. 6-7. PV’s first win was against Holtville High School with the Jackets beating the Vikings with a score of 63-35. PVHS was then matched up with El Centro’s Southwest High School, prevailing 61-44. The Jackets would subsequently advance to the championship game against Brawley High School Wildcats, where PVHS would win 60-51. (Loaned photo courtesy to the Times)