Pima CC Aztecs

Five players score in double figures as Aztecs Women’s Basketball beats Chandler-Gilbert CC to advance to Region Finals

Angel Addleman/Photo by Steve Escobar

(Tucson, AZ)  The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (24-7) is heading back to the NJCAA Region I, Division II Championship game for the seventh straight season (exclusion 2020-21 covid season).

The No. 1 seeded Aztecs defeated No. 4 Chandler-Gilbert Community College 83-66. The Aztecs will play No. 3 seed Scottsdale Community College on Saturday at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium. The Aztecs have advanced to the Region finals for the 12thtime in 14 years.

Up 68-57, the Aztecs used an 11-0 run to take their biggest lead of the game at 79-57 with 3:37 left in the game. The Aztecs held on to their double digit lead for the entire second half.

The Aztecs led 26-21 and took a double digit advantage after sophomore Angel Addleman (Palo Verde HS) hit a pair of free throws and freshman Taina Lee drained a three-pointer to make it 31-21 forcing the Coyotes to call timeout with 3:05 left in the second quarter. Freshman Dominique Acosta (Nogales HS) converted on a three-point play and sophomore Camilla Norton (Casteel HS) hit a three-pointer to give Pima their biggest lead of the first half at 39-26. Pima led 39-28 at the break.

Addleman finished with a game-high 18 points as she was flawless going 5 for 5 from the field and 8 for 8 from the free throw line. She also added four rebounds and four assists.

Sophomore Luisa Chavez (Rio Rico HS) went 4 for 7 from three-point range and posted 15 points to go along with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Sophomore Torrance Begay (Page HS) scored 12 points with four rebounds while sophomore Matehya Aberle (Holbrook HS) added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Acosta finished with 10 points off the bench as she went 3 for 5 from the field.

“Something I really like about this team is there are a lot of us that score in double figures in most of our games and the reason why is because we share around the ball so much and we have trust in each other; and my teammates have trust in me and I don’t want to let them down,” Acosta said.

The Aztecs out-rebounded the Coyotes 38-27 and finished 21 for 25 from the free throw line.

The No. 1 seeded Aztecs will host No. 3 Scottsdale Community College in the NJCAA Region I, Division II Finals on Saturday at the West Campus Aztec Gym. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

CGCC   16   12   18   20   66
PCC      19   20   21   23   83

Press Release courtesy of Pima Athletics – Raymond Suarez 


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