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Pima women's basketball overcomes 17-point deficit to stun Phoenix College

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (10-8, 6-4 in ACCAC) put it all together to rally in the second half on Wednesday at Phoenix College (4-14, 2-8).

The No. 15-ranked Aztecs defeated the Bears 105-95 to win their fourth straight game.

The Aztecs were outscored 28-16 in the second quarter and trailed 59-42 at halftime. Pima went on to dominate the second half as they outscored Phoenix College 63-36.

Up 95-91, the Aztecs put the game away with a 10-4 run in the final 2:50 of the game.

“That is the biggest comeback I remember being a part of,” Pima head coach Todd Holthaus said. “Conference wins are always important. The team is really coming together.” 

Sophomore Jacqulynn Nakai (Coconino HS) scored a game-high 34 points to go along with eight assists and six rebounds. Freshman Hallie Lawson dropped 18 points and had eight rebounds.

Sophomore Shauna Bribiescas (Dobson HS) had a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds while fellow sophomore RyLeigh Long also finished with 15 points and was 6 for 6 from the free throw line. 

The Aztecs return to the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium on Saturday to host Glendale Community College at 2 p.m.

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Ben Carbajal

Sophomore RyLeigh Long was one of four Aztecs in double figures as she finished with 15 points. She also went 6 for 6 from the free throw line as the No. 15 ranked Aztecs rallied to bounce Phoenix College 105-95. The Aztecs improved to 10-8 overall and 6-4 in ACCAC conference play.

(15) Pima CC Aztecs 105, Phoenix College Bears 95

PCC   26   16   31   32   105
PC      31   28   16   20    95