PALM SPRINGS The Barstow College men's basketball team began its season with a 73-70 win against Fullerton College on Thursday night in the first round of the College of the Desert Tournament.

Terry Taylor led Barstow with 17 points and four assists. Abdul Zaid had 15 points; Cheik Fall scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds; and Ryan Rhymes added 14 points.

The Vikings play another tournament game Friday at 5 p.m.