Bench scores 37 pts as Pima women cruise to 5th straight win
The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (16-4, 9-3 in ACCAC) picked up its fifth straight win on Wednesday as the Aztecs put away Phoenix College (2-16, 0-12).
The No. 12 ranked Aztecs dominated the first quarter and lead by double digits through the rest of the game beating the Bears 74-43. Pima lead 23-7 after the first quarter.
The Aztecs took a 38-17 lead at the break. They scored the first six points of the third quarter and outscored the Bears 19-10. The Aztecs opened the fourth quarter on a 12-3 run to make it 69-30.
Sophomore Priscila Varela (Mesquite HS) scored 11 points while freshman Dominique Acosta (Nogales HS) produced her fourth straight game with double-digit rebounds finishing with 10 points and 13 boards.
The bench helped put the game away in the second half as they scored a total of 37 points. Freshman Jordan Joe led the way with 11 points on 4 for 7 shooting. Sophomore Camilla Norton (Casteel HS) went 3 for 6 from three-point range with nine points. Freshman Taina Lee added seven points and two assists.
The Aztecs swept the regular season head-to-head meetings with the Bears as they won 70-34 on Nov. 30.
The Aztecs will return to the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium on Saturday when they play Yavapai College. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.