(Yuma, AZ) The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (12-7, 4-6 in ACCAC) couldn’t find the answers against Arizona Western College (14-3, 7-1) on Wednesday.
The No. 16 ranked Aztecs were dropped by the Matadors 87-70.
The Aztecs trailed 72-47 around the 12 minute mark in the second half but put together a 14-3 run to cut it to 75-61 with 7:55 left. The Matadors countered with eight straight points.
In the first half, the Aztecs fell behind 20-9 but went on a 13-4 run to make it 24-22 but that’s as close as they would get for the game. Pima trailed 37-27 at halftime.
Freshman Traivar Jackson scored a team-high 20 points to go along with eight rebounds. Sophomore Chrishon Dixon finished with 17 points, seven assists and two steals.
The Aztecs were swept by the Matadors this season as they lost 79-78 in overtime on Nov. 17 at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium.
The Aztecs look to bounce back on Saturday when they hit the road for the third straight game at Central Arizona College. Tipoff is set for 4:00 p.m.
PCC 37 33 70
AWC 47 40 87
Press Release courtesy of Pima Athletics – Raymond Suarez