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Nakai breaks Pima record with 9th selection as ACCAC Player of the Week

Pima Community College women’s basketball player Jacqulynn Nakai (Coconino HS) was selected ACCAC Division II Player of the Week on Tuesday for the week of Feb. 11-17. She took home her fifth honor this season and ninth overall.

Nakai, a sophomore guard, broke Sydni Stallworth’s (Palo Verde HS) record of eight selections as conference player of the week.

The Aztecs went 1-1 last week winning at Mesa Community College but losing a close game at South Mountain Community College. Nakai averaged 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Nakai leads the ACCAC in averaging 24.1 points and 6.8 assists per game. She is also averaging 5.2 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.

She has 1,181 points in her Pima career and needs 14 points to break Tia Morrison’s record of 1,194 points.

The Aztecs return to the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium on Wednesday when they host Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. The Aztecs hold a one-game lead for the No. 1 seed in the Region I, Division II tournament with three regular season games left.

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Ben Carbajal

Sophomore guard Jacqulynn Nakai (Coconino HS) broke the Pima record with her ninth selection as ACCAC Division II Player of the Week. She averaged 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists. She needs 14 points to break Tia Morrison's Pima career scoring record. The Aztecs host Chandler-Gilbert CC on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.