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Koehler's double-double lifts Pima men's basketball over Chandler-Gilbert CC

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (22-6, 15-5 in ACCAC) used a second half surge to overwhelm Chandler-Gilbert Community College (16-12, 10-10) on Wednesday at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium.

The No. 13-ranked Aztecs beat the Coyotes 85-69 earning the regular season sweep.

With the score tied at 54-54 with 10 minutes left, the Aztecs went on a 20-7 run in five and a half minutes to take a 74-61 forcing the Coyotes to call timeout with 4:39 left.

The Aztecs used a 9-0 run late in the first half to take a 32-24 lead. Pima held a 37-30 lead at halftime.

Sophomore Kennedy Koehler had a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds while fellow sophomore Abram Carrasco (Cholla HS) scored 14 of his 22 points in the first half. Freshman Rashad Smith (Hamilton HS) also scored in double figures as posted 15 points with six rebounds.

The Aztecs close out their regular season home schedule on Saturday when they take on Phoenix College. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.

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Ben Carbajal

Sophomore Kennedy Koehler scored a game-high 25 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds as the No. 13 ranked Aztecs used a second half run to breeze by Chandler-Gilbert Community College 85-69. The Aztecs improved to 22-6 overall and 15-5 in ACCAC conference play. Final regular season home game is Saturday.

(13) Pima CC Aztecs 85, Chandler-Gilbert CC Coyotes 69

CGCC   30   39   69
PCC      37   48   85