Mark Hinojosa set a new school single-game scoring record with a monster 42-point performance, and the Pajaro Valley High boys basketball team beat visiting King City 71-62 in overtime.
Pedro Lomeli added 16 points for the Grizzlies, who improved to 7-5 in nonleague play with the win.
P.V. Coach Robert Gomez praised his team's resiliency in an overtime game with only eight players suited up.
"Pedro was sick the whole game, but he played his butt off," Gomez said. "All the guys stepped up, and it was a huge game for them."
The Grizzlies, who had a bye on the first day of Monterey Bay League Pacific Division play, will host North Salinas on Wednesday in their league opener.
Monte Vista Christian School opened MBL-P play with a 60-19 rout of host Monterey.
Sydney Beadle scored 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Mustangs, who improved to 11-2 overall with the win.
Donatella MacLeod added 10 for MVC, which will host Watsonville at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Brianna Cueva scored 15 points, Sonya Cervantes added nine and Mandy Cabanlit made two 3-pointers and finished with seven points.
Coach Dennis Ikegami said the Wildcatz (7-6, 1-0) will have to play better to win their next MBL-P game, however. They
Cheyenne Oropeza and Atumn Murphy scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, to lead the Cardinals (7-6, 0-1).
The Cardinals will return to Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League competition at 7 p.m. Tuesday when they travel to Soquel.