Koehler, Carrasco & Wilson combine to score 69 in Pima men's basketball victory
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Koehler, Carrasco & Wilson combine to score 69 in Pima men's basketball victory

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (4-2, 1-1 in ACCAC) escaped with a victory on Wednesday at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium.

The No. 1-ranked Aztecs gave up a double-digit lead but held on to down Eastern Arizona College 97-89 to even their conference record.

The Gila Monsters (7-2, 0-2) took advantage of Pima’s turnovers and took their first lead of the game at 84-83 with 3:20 left. The Aztecs retook the lead on the next possession but sophomore Kennedy Koehler helped pad it with a three-pointer and a basket inside to make it 90-84 with under two minutes left.

Up 90-86 and coming out of a timeout, the Aztecs broke Eastern Arizona’s press and sophomore Abram Carrasco (Cholla HS) scored on a layup with an assist from sophomore Davonte Eason (Tucson HS) with 22.6 seconds left. The Aztecs made four of their final five free throws to help seal it.

•Koehler scored a game-high 24 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Carrasco scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half and finished 9 for 15 fro the field. Sophomore Robert Wilson (Salpointe Catholic HS) had a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds. He went 7 for 10 from the field.

The Aztecs will head to Yuma on Sunday to play Arizona Western College. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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Sophomore Robert Wilson (Salpointe Catholic HS) produced a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds as the Aztecs men's basketball team escaped with a 97-89 win against Eastern Arizona College. The Aztecs are 4-2 overall and 1-1 in ACCAC conference play.

(1) Pima CC Aztecs 97, Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters 89

EAC   46   43   89
PCC   61   36   97