2007-2008 ACCAC Men's Basketball Composite Schedule


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Yavapai -- 76
Luke AFB -- 59

Yavapai opened the game with full court pressure, forcing Luke into several turnovers and quick shots, enabling the Roughriders to open a 22-7 lead. The Falcons never got closer than the rest of the way. Vince Alvardo hit a running 3 pointer at the buzzer to send Yavapai into half-time leading 39-22. Luke was held to 25% from the field in the first half while shot 50%, including 6-10 from the arc. All 11 Roughriders played and scored. Yavapai is now 3-0 on the season and hosts Grand Canyon and Snow College on 11/16-17.

Top Performers:
Yavapai:
Louis Barraza 6'4 Fr. 25 points, 8-12 FG, 5-7 3FG, 4-4 FT
Jon Black 6'9 So. 11 points, 6 rebounds
Brandon Gentry 6'4 So. 8 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists

Luke Deron Hudson 6'6 15 points, 6 rebounds



Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Eastern Arizona College basketball team kicked off their season Friday night as they hosted the third annual Gila Monster Classic.

The first game of the night saw Odessa College beat Scottsdale 83-57. Odessa led by 11 at half but quickly stretched the lead out in the first few minutes of the second half and cruised to the victory. Odessa was led in scoring by Carlo Rodriguez's 26 points. Pre-season All-American guard Jamel Guyton added 13 and Tommie Sykes chipped in with 12. SCC was led by Jesus Mora's 26.

The nightcap featured host and 27th ranked Eastern Arizona College and College of Eastern Utah. The defending ACCAC Champion Gila Monsters led from wire to wire for a 78-67 victory.

Eastern Arizona led by as many as 14 in the first twenty minutes before taking a 40-28 lead into the break. The lead never dipped below double figures and grew to as many as 20 before Eastern Utah finished the game on a 7-0 run in the last minute to close the gap.

EAC placed four players in double figures led by sophomore forward Chop Tang's 20 points. Nikola Kecman scored 18, Will Bynum had 16 and Jonathan Scott chipped in with 10. Eastern Utah had three players finish with ten points each, Kal Bay, Dana Kendrid, and Deonta Burgess.

Saturday's matchups will see Scottsdale and Eastern Utah tip at 5:30 and then Eastern Arizona will face Odessa at 7:30.



Saturday, November 11, 2007

The second and final day of the Eastern Arizona College Gila Monster Classic took an extra five minutes to decided the outcome but in the end College of Eastern Utah outlasted Scottsdale 80-77.

CEU placed six players in double figures led by Darrington Hobson's 13 points. SCC was led again by Jesus Mora who scored a game high 18 points. Brett Miller also chipped in with 18.

The finale also doubled as a championship game as both host and 27th ranked Eastern Arizona College and Odessa were easy winners the first night. It was the EAC Gila Monsters who came away with an 81-71 victory.

After a brief 7-5 Odessa lead EAC never trailed. A 22-6 run in the first half allowed Eastern to open a 37-19 margin in the final minutes of the first half before ending the first twenty minutes ahead 41-26. EAC's excellent play continued to start the second half as they pushed the lead to as many as 24 with just over 13 minutes remaining. Odessa however battled back taking advantage of 23 second half free throw attempts. Odessa trimmed the lead to as few as eight with two minutes to play but Eastern was able to hold on for the win.

Eastern was led in scoring by Classic MVP Will Bynum. Bynum scored 19 points to go along with six assists, four rebounds, and three steals. Vladimir Bulut connected on 5 of 9 three pointers and tallied 17 points, Nikola Kecman added 12 and Markhuri Sanders-Frison posted a double-double scoring 12 and pulling down 11 rebounds. Odessa was paced by Jamel Guyton and Tommie Sykes who each had 23.

EAC (2-0) will travel to Texas this weekend to play in South Plains College's Classic. Friday night EAC will play host South Plains who comes in undefeated and ranked 17th in the country and will then face New Mexico Military Institute on Saturday afternoon. Eastern will return home November 23 and 24 when they host their Thanksgiving Classic.



Friday, November 16, 2007

Yavapai College Mid November Classic

Game 1

Phoenix College (3-0) - 87
Snow College (1-3) - 85

Snow withstood a barrage of 3 point attempts by Phoenix early in the first half and shot 63% from the field to open a 46-33 lead going into intermission. Phoenix slowly chipped away at the double digit lead with several more three pointers to cut the margin to 8 points with 4 minutes to go. Snow missed some timely free throws and the Bears got to the line at will in the late going. PC's Matt Rosinski hit a pull up jumper with 1.2 seconds left to seal the comeback. Phoenix hit 14 of 35 3 point attempts and outscored the bigger Badgers from the line by 8.

Phoenix will play Grand Canyon at 5 PM on Saturday.

Top Performers: Phoenix
Justin Salzwedel, 6'0, So., 29 points (8-13 3FG)
Riley McCormick, 6'2, So., 17 points (3-10 3FG) (4-5 FT)
Matt Rosinski, 6'2 So., 15 points, 3 assists
Curtis Mitchell, 5'11 Fr., 10 points, (4-6 FT)

Top Performers: Snow
Rene Farias, 6'2, So., 24 points
Rory Patterson, 6'5, Fr., 17 points (10-14 FG)
David Slezak, 6'7, Fr., 14 points, 4 rebounds

 

Game 2

Yavapai (4-0) - 83
Grand Canyon - 66

Yavapai struck early but could not shake the Antelopes as each team made a series small runs. Canyon stayed in the game early by making 6-11 3 pointers in the first half. The Roughriders were a paltry 1 for 7 from the arc, but did their damage by going 18-34 from near the paint, taking a 39-34 lead into the locker room.

The Roughriders quickly built a 20 point lead and held off Canyon down the stretch. Yavapai outrebounded Grand Canyon 45-19 and outshot them from the field 51% to 41%.

Yavapai faces Snow in the Saturday 7 PM game.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 19 points (8-12 FG), 4 rebounds
Jon Black, 6'9, So., 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists
Dennis Booth, 6'7, So., 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks
Javon Jones, 6'5, Fr., 10 rebounds, 3 assists
Vince Alvarado, 5'8, So., 6 assists, 1 turnover

Top Performers: Grand Canyon
Kaylen Bell, 19 points (5-9 3FG)
Essa Jackson, 18 points, 5 assists
Kadeem Wells, 15 points (11-14 FT), 4 rebounds, 4 assists



Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Eastern Arizona College basketball team traveled to South Plains College Friday night and dropped a heart breaker by the score of 65-63.

Both teams came into the game undefeated and Nationally ranked as the Gila Monsters came in ranked 27th and Texans of South Plains came in 21st. The game lived up to the expectations. EAC fell into an early hole falling behind by as many as eight points in the games first ten minutes. They then rallied and took a 33-28 lead into halftime. Eastern stretched their lead to as many as seven before South Plains came back. At one point in the second half South Plains went on an 18-3 run to take the largest lead of the game, 12 points.

EAC would not go away however as they rallied back themselves. With ten seconds remaining Eastern scored to cut the lead to only three. The Monsters fouled on the inbound pass and after South Plains made one of two EAC raced down the floor missed a three point attempt but got the rebound and kicked out to Chop Tang who was ran over on his attempt from three. Unfortunately his shot rimmed out but he went to the line for three shots with .5 seconds remaining. After making the first two, Tang missed the third one intentionally with the hopes of an EAC tip in but South Plains grabbed the rebound and secured the win.

EAC placed three players in double figures led by Nikola Kecman's 13 points. Chop Tang added 12 and Markhuri Sanders-Frison chipped in with 10. EAC was hampered on the night by turnovers committing 20 including 6 offensive fouls and they were out rebounded 34-33.

EAC (2-1) will play New Mexico Military at 1:00 CST on Saturday to conclude the South Plains Classic. Eastern will return home for their Thanksgiving Classic hosting Grand Canyon JV on Friday then playing Clark College on Saturday. On Saturday morning EAC will also host their Fifth Annual Junior Monster Clinic from 9-noon for kids in grades 1-8.



Saturday, November 17, 2007

DESERT CLASSIC '07-DAY 1


New Mexico -- 40 - 38 = 78
Pima -- 29 - 46 = 75

High Scorers:
NM: Josh Smith 19, Fabio Ribero/Cory Davis 14
PIM: James Chiarelli/Cory Humphries/Christian Estrada 15

Records:
NM: 4-3 Overall
PIM: 1-2 Overall

Next Game:
NM: vs. (17) Arizona Western Saturday 7:30PM (Desert Classic '07-Yuma, AZ)
PIM: vs. (15) Salt Lake Saturday 3:30PM (Desert Classic '07-Yuma, AZ)

Game Notes:
-NM jumped out to 16-5 lead; led by as many as 13 (46-33 & 50-37)
-Pima's first lead was 74-73 (led 75-73; NM scored game's final 5 points)
-Rebounds: New Mexico 46 (Ribero 11), Pima 29 (Rashaad Stokelin 7)
-3-ptrs: New Mexico 4-for-13; Pima 6-for-29



Saturday, November 17, 2007

DESERT CLASSIC '07-DAY 1

(15) Salt Lake -- 43 - 24 = 67
(17) Arizona Western -- 29 - 37 = 66

High Scorers:
AWC: Mehdi Cheriet 21, Alonzo Brandon 20
SL: Brian Green 25, Davell Jackson 12

Records:
AWC: 1-1 Overall
SL: 3-0 Overall

Coach's Quote:
Kelly Green: "They pressured us all night long, and they took us out of the things we wanted to do. We couldn't work it inside at all in the first half, which really hurt us. We're going to have to get better at working it inside, because we're not going to be able to rely on the outside shots that we made in the second half tonight."

AWC's Next Game:
Men: vs. New Mexico Saturday 7:30PM ('The House'-AWC Campus) (Desert Classic '07)

Game Notes:
-no ties; AWC never led; Salt Lake led by as many as 18 (55-37)
-Matadors went on 12-0 run midway through 2nd half to get game close (57-54)
-each team was identical from the field: 22-47 (46.8%)
-3-ptrs: AWC 13 (Brandon 6, Cheriet 4), SL 6 (Green 5)



Saturday, November 17, 2007

Yavapai College Mid November Classic - Day Two

Game 1

Phoenix -- 94
Grand Canyon -- 59

Phoenix College shot 55% for the game while holding Grand Canyon to 43%. The Bears buried 11 threes while the Lopes managed only 2. PC lead 40-21 at half and were never threatened.

Top Performers: Phoenix
Matt Rosinski, 6'2, So., 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
AJ Woodward, 6'3, So., 13 points, 3 assists
Steve Ledesma, 5'10, Fr., 6 assists, 1 turnover

Top Performers: Grand Canyon
Essa Kaston 23 points, 9-13 FT, 5 assists
Kadeem Wells 13 points, 6 rebounds

 

Game 2

Snow College -- 81
Yavapai -- 80

The visiting Badgers spotted Yavapai a three to start the game, then reeled off 21 straight points. The Roughriders committed 6 turnovers during the run. Yavapai settled down and began chipping away, trailing 44-32 at half. Snow was 5-10 from the arc and shot 65% total from the field. Yavapai was 54%, but managed only 21 field goal attempts, due to 12 turnovers. Louis Barraza hit a running 60 foot bank shot to end the half and give the Roughriders momentum going into the locker room.

The Badgers only hit 2 three pointers in the second half and hit only 3-6 free throws late, giving Yavapai an opportunity. Barraza hit a three with one minute to go to cut the lead to one. Snow was fouled going to the basket, hit both charities with 25 ticks left. Barraza''s three with 14 seconds remaining hit back iron, Yavapai got the offensive board and was fouled. Brandon Gentry hit the first toss, tried to miss the second, but it bounced in. YC fouled and Snow missed a front end with 1.2 seconds left. Barraza came about two feet short on his heave at the buzzer.

Yavapai falls to 4-1, Snow improves to 2-3.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Louis Barraza, 6'4 Fr. 29 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals
Brandon Gentry, 6'4 So. 14 points, 3 assists
Bruce Fuller, 6'8 Fr. 12 points
Mychal Martinez, 6'6 Fr. 11 points, 5 rebounds

Top Performers: Snow
David Slezak, 6'7 Fr. 22 points, 11-15 FG, rebounds
Ryan Brimley, 6'3 Fr. 21 points, 6-10 3FG
Rene Farias, 6'2 So. 14 points, 4 steals
Rory Patterson, 6'5 Fr. 8 assists



Friday, November 23, 2007

The first game of the Fourth Annual Eastern Arizona College Thanksgiving Classic saw Arizona Western defeat Clark College 101-78.

After leading 41-28 at the break, AWC exploded for 60 second half points and only once saw their lead dip under ten points. Western was led in scoring by Sean Imadiyi's 22 points and Clark was led by Orlando Westbrooks 18.

The nightcap saw host Eastern Arizona College cruise to a 95-41 victory over Grand Canyon JV.

EAC began the game slowly and saw the score tied at 13 all six minutes in but then took over the game by ending the half on a 35-8 run to build a 48-21 lead at the break. The game was never in question in the second half as the Gila Monsters emptied the bench much of the final twenty minutes.

Eastern placed four players in double figures led by 6-8 freshman forward Jonathan Scott's 20 points. Nikola Kecman added 13, freshman guard Brad Voight scored 12 connecting on four three's and Roman Andrade chipped in with 11.

EAC moves to 4-1 on the season and will play their last game before beginning the ACCAC season Saturday night when they conclude the Thanksgiving Classic by hosting Clark College. Game time is set for 7:30 MST and all of the action can now finally be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.



Saturday, November 24, 2007

The second and final night of the EAC Thanksgiving Classic began with Arizona Western rolling to a 97-61 victory over Grand Canyon JV.

After a sluggish start, AWC took control late in the first half behind four straight three pointers by Alonzo Brandon to take a 54-29 lead at the break. The game was never in doubt after that. Brandon was the leading scoring for Western with 23 and Sean Imadiyi added 17.

The nightcap saw host Eastern Arizona College also struggle early but still come away with an 86-64 victory over Clark College.

EAC scored the games first 11 points before Clark got on the board. Clark actually came all the way back and took a brief two point lead before EAC went into halftime ahead 37-35. The second half however was all Gila Monsters. A 22-5 run to begin the final twenty minutes put EAC in control and they were never threatened again, building the lead to as many as 26 late in the contest.

Eastern was led in scoring by Chop Tang's game high 23 points. Dontae Bryant and Markhuri Sanders-Frison each scored 13 and NIkola Kecman added 12. Bryant, the sophomore point guard from Portland, actually posted a triple-double on the night. In addition to his 13 points he also had ten rebounds and ten assists.

EAC ends the pre-conference portion of their schedule at 5-1 with their only loss being the two point loss on the road vs. 16th ranked South Plains College. Eastern begins ACCAC conference play this week when they travel to Chandler-Gilbert College on Wednesday night. The defending Conference Champions return home on Saturday when they host Mesa. Game time for both is set for 7:30 MST and all the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.



Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Phoenix College -- 84
Yavapai -- 78

Yavapai opened the second half with a 12-2 run to build on the 1 point first half 36-35 lead, only to see Phoenix hit 8 3 point attempts in the last 12 minutes (13-31 for the game) to turn the tables and defeat the Roughriders. The Bears only shot 37% for the game, but 42% from the arc, while Yavapai shot 48% from the field, however only managed 55 FG attempts to PC's 72 due to 25 turnovers. Yavapai drops to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in league. Phoenix is 5-0 and 1-0. Yavapai next plays at home on Saturday against Glendale.

Top Performers -- Yavapai:
Jon Black, 6-9, So., 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks
Louis Barraza, 6-4, Fr., 13 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists
Brandon Gentry, 6-4, So., 13 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals

Top Performers -- Phoenix:
Matt Rosinski, 6-2, So., 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals
Riley McCormick, 6-2, So.,21 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists
Curtis Mitchell, 5-11, Fr., 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists



Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Eastern Arizona College basketball team opened the 2007-2008 ACCAC season by surviving a scare on the road Wednesday night when they came from behind to beat Chandler-Gilbert 85-78.

The first half was dominated by the shooting of Chandler-Gilbert as they connected on an amazing 10 of 11 three point attempts in the first twenty minutes. Due to the hot shooting EAC found themselves trailing 43-23 with just over four minutes left before making a slight rally to cut the deficit to 49-36 at the break. The margin remained at 13 three minutes in when Eastern finally took control going on a 26-4 run over the next six minutes to take a lead they would cling to the rest of the game.

EAC placed five players in double figures on the night led by freshman forward Nikola Kecman's 18 points. Fellow Serbian Vladimir Bulut scored 16 followed by Markhuri Sanders-Frison with 14, Chop Tang with 12 and Dontae Bryant added 11 on nine of ten shooting from the line. Eastern dominated the glass, especially on the offensive end where they corralled 22 offensive rebounds on the night which helped offset their worst shooting performance of the year.

EAC (6-1, 1-0) will return home on Saturday night when they play host to Mesa. Game time is set for 7:30 MST and all of the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.



Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Eastern Arizona College basketball team won their conference home opener Saturday night when they defeated Mesa 89-77.

Eastern led wire to wire but could never put away the visiting Thunderbirds. After spurting to a 17-6 early lead, EAC saw the lead trimmed to four at 26-22 with just over six minutes to play in the first half. The margin at the break was seven, 41-34. Mesa scored the first two points of the final twenty minutes but could never get any closer. EAC led by as many as 15 in the second half and scored their last 11 points from the foul line to secure the victory.

EAC placed all five starters in double figures led by Will Bynum's 21 and Nikola Kecman's 18 points. For the second time in a week Dontae Bryant posted a triple double scoring 16 points, grabbing ten rebounds and passing out ten assists. Markhuri Sanders-Frison scored 16 points to go with his 16 rebounds and Chop Tang added 12 points. Eastern struggled from three connecting on only 2 of 15 attempts but completely dominated the glass out rebounding Mesa 52-20.

EAC (7-1, 2-0) will now travel to Cochise on Wednesday night to face the Apaches. Cochise comes into the game undefeated and in an early season tie for first in the ACCAC with Eastern. Game time is set for 7:30 MST and all of the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.



Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Yavapai -- 16 - 34 = 50
Arizona Western -- 47 - 39 = 86

High Scorers:
AWC: Alonzo Brandon 22, Mehdi Cheriet 15, Nate Schulte 14
YAV: Brandon Gentry 16, Louis Barraza 13, Keith Wilson 11

Records:
AWC:
7-1 Overall, 3-0 ACCAC
YAV: 4-4 Overall, 0-3 ACCAC

AZ Western's Coach's Quote:
Kelly Green: "I thought we did a great job of establishing our defensive intensity early. We contested just about every single shot they had a chance to take in the first few minutes, and that allowed us to push the ball up the floor. We did a good job of 'playing big'."

Game Notes:
-AWC's Crescencio: 5 blocks
-Matadors scored first 5 points of game (led 16-2 at one point) and never trailed
-3-ptrs: AWC 13 (Brandon 6, Schulte 4), Yavapai 5 (Barraza 3)
-Missed game for AWC: Marcelo Da Silva (knee) (5th straight game)



Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Eastern Arizona College basketball team went on the road Wednesday night for an early season battle for first place in the ACCAC and defeated 19th ranked Cochise College 86-81.

EAC started the game by falling behind 8-0 before rallying to tie the score at 14 all. Eastern led the rest of the half pushing their advantage to as many as seven before going into the locker room ahead 46-43. The Gila Monsters spurted ahead to a 62-53 lead before Cochise cut the margin to two in just under a minute. Cochise took a brief lead at 78-74 with five minutes left but the Monster defense finally made an appearance and held the Apaches to only three points down the stretch to come away with the victory.

Eastern again had a very balanced scoring attack placing six players in double figures led by Nikola Kecman's 17. Chop Tang and Markhuri Sanders-Frison each had 13, Will Bynum scored 12 and Vladimir Bulut and Jonathan Scott chipped in with ten apiece. EAC had struggled shooting the ball from three of late but broke out of that slump by connecting on 9-15 attempts from beyond the arc and again won the battle on the glass out rebounding Cochise 39-30.

EAC (8-1, 3-0) will return to Thatcher for their last home game of 2007 when they host Central Arizona Saturday night. Game time is set for 7:30 MST and all of the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.



Saturday, December 8, 2007

Yavapai -- 89
Scottsdale -- 69

Yavapai and Scottsdale traded baskets early resulting in a 21-20 Roughrider lead. The Artichokes went cold and Yavapai went on a 24-5 run, sparked by a thunderous ally oop slam by Jon Black, to end the half. Yavapai shot 55% for the first half and 56% for the game as they played SCC even in the second half. Yavapai recorded 25 assists on 35 made baskets. The Roughriders are now 5-4 overall and 1-3 in league.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 24 points (10-15 FG), 4 assists
Keith Wilson, 6'1, So., 22 points (9-14 FG), 7 rebounds, 8 assists
Mychal Martinez, 6'6, Fr., 11 points, 5 rebounds
Jon Black, 6'9, So., 10 points, 7 rebounds

Top Performers: Scottsdale
LJ Jones, 6'6, Fr., 14 points, 4 rebounds
Brandon Pope, 6'3, So., 13 points (3-3 3FG)
Ephraim Sloan, 6'1, Fr., 12 points (2-2 3 FG)



Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Eastern Arizona College basketball team the home portion of their 2007 schedule in fine fashion Saturday night when they defeated Central Arizona 82-66.

EAC's offense got off to a slow start as they trailed 11-6 eight minutes into the game. The Gila Monsters caught up and took the lead at 16-14 and never trailed. After holding a slim 28-21 lead at the break, EAC quickly bumped the lead to double figures and had it to 16 with twelve minutes to go when Eastern was whistled for a questionable foul followed by two even more questionable technical fouls. After CAC converted all six free throws the lead hovered around ten until a late surge put the game out of reach for EAC.

Easter again had a balanced scoring attack with five players in double figures. Saturday's leader was Jonathan Scott with 14 points off the bench. Will Bynum added 12, Nikola Kecman and Vladimir Bulut each had 11 and Dontae Bryant chipped in with ten points to go along with his ten assists.

EAC (9-1, 4-0) will be off until Friday when they travel to face Phoenix College followed by their last game of 2007 when they travel to Scottsdale on the 18th. Game time for both is set for 7:30 MST and all of the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.



Saturday, December 8, 2007

Yavapai - 81
Mesa - 93

Yavapai once again cannot stand prosperity. For the third time in five games, the Roughriders have had a double digit lead and can't come away with the win. 12 turnovers in the first half doomed Yavapai again as they gave up an 11-point lead with less than 3 minutes to go and score at the buzzer to lead 44-41. Mesa came out blazing in the second half shooting 70% from the field (64% for the game) while Yavapai shot only 40%. Still with 7 minutes to go the game was tied at 64. Mesa pulled away on the strength of 15-18 free throws in the last 10 minutes while The Roughriders shot only 5. Yavapai falls to 5-5 and 1-4.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 20 points (9-13 FG)
Keith Wilson, 6'1, So., 16 points (all first half), (4-5 3FG), 4 steals
Brock Entner, 6'0, So., 16 points (4-5 3 FG), 4 assists
Brandon Gentry, 6'4, So., 12 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals

Top Performers: Mesa
John Pena, 5'10, So., 21 points, 5 assists, 5-5 FT
Maurice Jackson, 6'3, Fr., 17 points, 5-5 FT
David Jackson, 6'8, So., 17 points (8-11 FG), 8 rebounds, 5 blocks
Jesse Childs, 6'3, So., 10 points, 5 assists, 3 steals



Friday, December 14, 2007

Yavapai -- 78
Pima -- 59

Visiting Yavapai jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never trailed, leading by as much as 29 in the second half. The host Aztecs shot only 36% for the game from the field and 56% from the line. The Roughriders shot 53% and outrebounded Pima 44-29. Yavapai moves to 6-5 overall and 2-4 in ACCAC action.

Top Performers -- Yavapai:
* Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 23 points (4-7 3 FG) (10-15 FG), 5 rebounds, 5 assists.
* Brock Entner, 6'0, So., 16 points (4-7 3 FG), 4 assists, 4 steals
* Jon Black, 6'9, So., 15 points (7-7 FG), 6 rebounds
* Brandon Gentry, 6'4, So., 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

Top Performers -- Pima:
*
Christian Estrada, 6'0, So., 18 points, (8-10 FG)
* Cory Humphries, 6'0, So., 10 points, 4 steals



Friday, December 14, 2007

The Eastern Arizona College basketball team remained perfect in ACCAC play Friday night when they went on the road to defeat Phoenix College 100-79.

EAC struggled early in the contest, especially offensively against Phoenix's trapping and pressing defense. It wasn't until just over five minutes remaining in the half that EAC took the lead for good. Despite 22 first half turnovers EAC led at the break 42-35. The second half the Gila Monsters took care of the ball much better committing only six turnovers which led to 58 points in the games final twenty minutes.

EAC again saw a balanced scoring attack with six players in double figures led by their two Serbians Nikola Kecman and Vladimir Bulut who each poured in 20 points. Will Bynum added 16 and Dontae Bryant, Roman Andrade and Markhuri Sanders-Frison chipped in with 13 apiece. Bynum led the team with 10 rebounds and Bryant again led the team in assists with six.



Saturday, December 15, 2007

Scottsdale -- 19 - 33 = 52
Arizona Western -- 41 - 41 = 82

High Scorers:
AWC:
Alonzo Brandon 19, Sean Imadiyi 12, Brad Krause 11
SCO: Jesus Mora/L.J. Jones 15, Brandon Pope 11

Records:
AWC:
10-1 Overall, 6-0 ACCAC
SCO: 0-10 Overall, 0-5 ACCAC

Coach's Quote:
Kelly Green: "We turned it on early, and Alonzo (Brandon) made some great shots. He also was strong defensively-more than he has been in the last few games. We didn't sustain that energy the rest of the game, and I would've liked to have seen us do that. It's good to get this win to go into the holiday break-especially being shorthanded as we were."

Game Notes:
-Matadors scored first 10 points of game and led 17-1 at one point (largest lead: 33)
-3-ptrs: AWC 9 (Brandon 5), Scottsdale 2
-FG shooting: AWC 53% (30-for-57), Scottsdale 30% (18-for-61)
-AWC's Mehdi Cheriet (ankle), Rafael Crescencio (back) & Nate Schulte (flu) DNP



Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Eastern Arizona College basketball team finished out the 2007 portion of their schedule in fine fashion Tuesday night when they went on the road to defeat Scottsdale 72-51.

The Gila Monsters again struggled with a slow start to the game. At the midway point in the first half they trailed 15-8. EAC then exploded for a 26-3 run to close the half ahead 34-18. Scottsdale trimmed the lead to as few as 11 in the second half but the EAC remained in control and cruised to the win.

Eastern was led in scoring by Chop Tang's 16 points. Nikola Kecman added 12, Will Bynum had nine and Vladimir Bulut and Roman Andrade came off the bench to chip in with eight apiece.

EAC goes into Christmas break with a 6-0 ACCAC record and 11-1 overall with their only loss coming by two points at the hands of the fourth ranked team in the country. When Eastern returns they will travel to Yuma, Arizona to play in their Wells Fargo Classic. On the 4th they will face Casper College and on the 5th they will take on Northwest Wyoming. EAC will resume conference play on January 9th when they will host Arizona Western in a battle of the two teams tied at the top of the ACCAC.



Friday, January 4, 2008

The Eastern Arizona College basketball team returned to action Friday during the opening day of the Arizona Western Wells Fargo Classic and did so in fine fashion by defeating Casper College 65-49.

EAC hadn't played in two and a half weeks and the rust was apparent early on. Eight minutes into the game Eastern held a small 9-7 lead as neither team could get going offensively. EAC finally warmed up ending the half on a 20-5 run to take a 29-12 lead into the locker room. The Gila Monster lead increased to as many as 22 and never dipped below 12 in the final twenty minutes.

Eastern was led in scoring on the day by Chop Tang's 18 points. Nikola Kecman added 15 and Will Bynum chipped in with 10. Markhuri Sanders-Frison led the rebounding attack with seven and Dontae Bryant handed out a team high six assists.

EAC (12-1, 6-0) will face Northwest Wyoming in the second and final day of the Classic. Game time is set for 3:30 MST and all of the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net. Eastern will resume ACCAC play on Wednesday when they will host Arizona Western - the game will be a battle for first place as both teams are tied atop the conference at 6-0.



Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Eastern Arizona College basketball team won their final non-conference game of the season Saturday when they defeated Northwest College 74-60 in the Wells Fargo Classic in Yuma.

For the second day in a row the Gila Monsters started slowly. EAC trailed for most of the games first twelve minutes before finally grabbing the lead at 16-15. At that point Eastern outscored Northwest 18-9 the rest of the half to take a 34-24 advantage into the break. EAC could never quite put the game out of reach but were never threatened either in the final twenty minutes.

EAC was led in scoring for the second straight game by Chop Tang. Tang poured in a game high 20 points to go with his nine rebounds. Vladimir Bulut added 13 while Nikola Kecman and Jonathan Scott each chipped in with nine points. Markhuri Sanders-Frison pulled down a game high 13 rebounds and Dontae Bryant paced the team with eight assists.



Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Yavapai - 54
South Mountain - 71

Host Yavapai broke a 4-4 tie with a 3 pointer and 2 free throws and lead until Roy Prieto hit a 3 with 40 seconds to go in the half to stake the Cougars to a 30-28 cushion at intermission. The Roughriders opened the second half with 7 turnovers and a missed 3 in their first 8 possessions, allowing South Mountain to build a double digit lead that they never relinquished. Yavapai shot 39% for the game including 2-18 from the arc and coughed the ball up 25 times, while the Cougars were 54% on the night and 6 of 8 from downtown. Yavapai drops to 3-4 in league and 7-8 overall.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Keith Wilson, 6'1, So., 16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals
Mychal Martinez, 6'6, Fr., 7 points, 8 rebounds

Top Performers: South Mountain
Tre Golston, 6'6, So., 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists
David Cuen, 6'5, So., 15 points, 3 steals
Bijan Dotson, 6'7, So., 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals



Wednesday, January 9, 2008

In a battle of Top 20 Teams Wednesday night in Thatcher, AZ it was the 20th ranked Gila Monsters of Eastern Arizona College who defeated the 17th ranked Matadors of Arizona Western by the score of 77-51.

Eastern had been plagued by slow starts this season but that was not the case on Wednesday as they led from wire to wire. EAC jumped to a quick 16-9 lead seven minutes in and had the lead to double figures by the midway point of the half. The margin grew to as many as 15 before Eastern took a 40-28 advantage into the locker room. The Gila Monster lead never dipped below ten but AWC continued to hang around until an 8-0 EAC run pushed the lead to 20 and the Monsters cruised from there.

EAC placed four players in double figures led by Chop Tang's 21 points. Nikola Kecman and Will Bynum each had 13 and Vladimir Bulut chipped in with 11 including two straight three's in Eastern's decisive 8-0 second half run. Markhuri Sanders-Frison had eight second half points to go with ten rebounds and Roman Andrade had an outstanding game off the bench scoring eight points and four assists. Eastern struggled from the foul line connecting on only 10-23 attempts but made up for it from three as they made half of their 26 attempts from behind the arc.

EAC (14-1, 7-0) now stands alone in first place in the ACCAC but will face another tough test on Saturday when they travel to South Mountain. South comes into the game ranked 9th in the country in the NJCAA Division II rankings. Game time is set for 7:30 MST and all of the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.

Congratulations also goes out to Will Bynum for being the first ever recipient of the Ryan Wrigley Parmeter Scholarship which was presented to him at halftime of the Wednesday's game. Also, a huge thank you goes out to Gary Parrish and CBS Sports for their time and interest in writing such a moving story. If you did not have a chance please check out Gary's article at:

http://www.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/story/10567327

Thank you to everyone for their continued support.



Saturday, January 12, 2008

Yavapai - 67
Central Arizona - 74

Visiting Yavapai held true to form as they built a 15 point first half margin only to squander it away with poor shooting and key turnovers in their loss to the Vaqueros. CAC was 6-11 from the arc and shot 51% overall while the Roughriders could only manage 5 or 19 and 39% from the field. Yavapai drops to 3-5 in league and 7-9 overall.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Brock Entner, 6'0, So., 17 points, 3 assists, 5 steals
Keith Wilson, 6'1, So., 11 points
Brandon Gentry, 6'4, So., 10 rebounds, 8 points, 3 steals

Top Performers: Central
Dominique Sanders, 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3-6 3pt
Nigel Gresham, 17 points, 7-11 FG
Ryan Staker, 15 points, 11 rebounds, 7-10 FT



Saturday, January 12, 2008

The 20th ranked Eastern Arizona College basketball team saw their 12 game winning streak snapped Saturday night when they lost 66-60 at the hands of the 9th ranked Division II South Mountain Cougars.

The game was a back and forth affair in the first half as neither team could get untracked on offense. At the break EAC held a slim 24-22 advantage. South exploded to start the second half going on a 22-7 run to take a 13 point lead. EAC chipped away at it but could never get closer to four. Two straight possessions Eastern had the ball down by four but came away empty both times and in the end could not continue their winning streak.

Two EAC players scored in double figures on the night led by Chop Tang's 16 points. Dontae Bryant added 13 and grabbed a team high 14 rebounds. Eastern came into the game shooting 53% from the field on the year but shot a season low 23% from the field and 25% from behind the arc.

Eastern drops to 14-2 overall and 7-1 in the ACCAC. The loss also drops them out of sole possession of first place and back into a three way tie. EAC will return home on Wednesday night when they face Glendale. Game time is set for 7:30 MST and all of the action can be heard via the internet at www.swsn.net.



Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Yavapai - 73
Chandler - 69

Visiting Yavapai jumped out to an early 12 point lead and held off two mid game rallies by Chandler to win on the road for the first time in '08. The Roughriders held the Coyotes to 27% from the arc, 13% below their season average and won the battle of the boards 48-35. Yavapai is now 4-5 in league and 8-9 overall.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Keith Wilson, 6'1, So., 23 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists
Javon Jones, 6'5, Fr., 15 points, 8 rebounds
Mychal Martinez, 6'6, Fr., 14 points, 14 rebounds, 2 steals
Brandon Gentry, 6'4, So., 7 rebounds, 5 assists

Top Performers: Chandler
Victor Benjamin, 20 points
Talib Uqdah, 15 points
Brian Jimenez, 13 points, 4 steals
Manny Hendrix, 10 assists



Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Eastern Arizona College basketball team returned home Wednesday night and regained their winning ways as they defeated Glendale 60-46.

EAC dug a big hole to start the game as Glendale jumped to a 10-2 advantage five minutes in. Eastern scored the next 11 points to take a lead they would never relinquish. At the break EAC held a slim 25-20 lead which jumped to double figures within the first three minutes of the second half and stayed there for the rest of the night. The largest Gila Monster margin was 16 at 44-28 at the midway point of the second half and Eastern held on from there.

EAC had three players in double figures on the night all scoring ten points apiece. Will Bynum, Chop Tang, and Nikola Kecman had that honor with Markhuri Sanders-Frison chipping in with eight points and eight rebounds. Eastern received a huge first half performance from seldom used reserve Clay Edwin. Edwin played the final nine minutes of the half scoring six points, had two steals and took a charge giving the Monsters a much needed lift.

EAC (15-2, 8-1) will travel to Yavapai on Saturday before returning home next Wednesday to face Pima. Game time is set for 7:30 MST and all of the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.



Saturday, January 19, 2008

Yavapai - 100
Eastern - 95

After missing 5 games with a dislocated index finger on his shooting hand, Louis Barraza came off the bench to score 31 points, including 7-7 from the foul line to lead the hot shooting Roughriders over #17 Eastern Arizona. Yavapai played the final 30 minutes with only eight players as Jon Black, 6'9 So. went down with a knee injury. The Riders were already missing 6'7 So., Dennis Booth with a high ankle sprain. Yavapai lead by as many as 15 in the second before the Gila Monsters made a late run to get within 2 with 5 minutes to go. Yavapai kept attacking the basket and earned 30 trips to the charity stripe, converting 23, including 10-12 down the stretch. Yavapai shot 60% for the game, including 9-16 (56%) from the arc. Eastern shot 60% from the field, but only 36 from the arc and 52% (9-17) from the line. Yavapai is now 9-9 on the season and 5-5 in league. Eastern is 14-4 overall and 7-3 in league.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 31 points, 7-7 FT, 2-4 3FG, 11-15 shooting
Brandon Gentry, 6'4, So., 19 points, 3-3 3FG, 4-5 FT
Keith Wilson, 6'1, So., 17 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 0 turnovers
Javon Jones, 6'5, Fr., 10 points, 6-6 FT, 5 rebounds
Mychal Martinez, 6'6, Fr., 10 points, 5 rebounds
Brock Entner, 6'0, So., 7 assists, 2 turnovers, 2 steals, 4-5 FT

Top Performers: Eastern
Will Bynum, 6'2, So., 23 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 10-15 shooting
Chop Tang, 6'6, So., 21 points, 8 rebounds
Nikola Kecman, 6'9, Fr., 16 points, 3-3 3FG, 3-4 FT
Jonathan Scott, 6'9, Fr., 10 points, 5 rebounds
Donate Bryant, 6'3, Fr., 7 assists



Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Yavapai - 117
Cochise - 111 (2ot)

Host Cochise scored early and often to start the game, but could not shake Yavapai as both teams shot well from the field. Neither team enjoyed more than a 5 point lead and headed into intermission deadlocked at 47. The second half saw a repeat of the first stanza and was again tied at end of regulation 90-90 and at the end of the first overtime, 105-105. Both teams shot 50% from the field, Cochise made 11-30 3 points attempts and Yavapai 10-20. The difference came from the line where the Roughriders made 26-35 to the Apache's 16-23. Yavapai is now 6-5 in league and 10-9 overall.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 31 points, 4-8 3FG, 5-5 FT
Brock Entner, 6'0, So., 20 points, 4-8 3FG, 6 assists, 1 turnover
Keith Wilson, 6'1, So., 20 points, 6-7 FG, 5 assists, 1 turnover, 5-6 FT
Brandon Gentry, 6'4, So., 18 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 8-11 FT
Mychal Martinez, 6'6, Fr., 18 points, 14 rebounds, 4-5 FT



Saturday, January 26, 2008

Yavapai - 70
Phoenix - 76

The Bears and the Roughriders battled evenly all night with the final margin of 6 being the biggest lead of the night. Yavapai lead 62-57 with five minutes to go, but turned the ball over on three consecutive possessions, while the Bears capitalized on each of their ensuing opportunities to seal the victory. Yavapai shot 13-26 from the 3 but only managed 12 two point field goals and 9 of 11 free throws. Yavapai is now 6-6 in league and 10-10 overall.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 25 points, 7-9 3FG, 7 rebounds
Brock Entner, 6'0, So., 25 points, 5-9 3FG, 5 rebounds
Brandon Gentry, 6'4, So., 10 rebounds, 3 assists
Keith Wilson, 6'1, So., 9 rebounds, 4 assists

Top Performers: Phoenix
Matt Rosinski, 6'2, So., 18 points, 16 in 2nd half, 4 rebounds
Riley McCormick, 6'2, So.,11 points
Wes Jones, 6'4, Fr., 11 rebounds
Steve Ledesma, 5'10, Fr., 7 assists



Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Yavapai - 71
Glendale - 87

Glendale outrebounded visiting Yavapai 43-27, including 19 offensive which were turned into 27 second chance points. Yavapai shot 40% from the field while the Gauchos shot 52%. GCC lead 43-30 at half, pushed it to 21 at the 14 minute mark. Yavapai close to within 11 twice, but Glendale held on for the win. Yavapai is now 10-11 overall and 6-7 in league.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4-7 3FG
Brock Entner, 6'0, So., 18 points, 3-5 3FG, 5 assists
Keith Wilson, 6'1, So., 9 rebounds
Brandon Gentry, 6'4, So., 7 rebounds

Top Performers: Glendale
James Green, 6'6, So., 21 points, 14 rebounds
TJ Campbell, 6'0, So., 15 points, 2-3 3FG, 6 assists



Saturday, February 2, 2008

Yavapai - 74
#12 Arizona Western - 87

Arizona Western dominated the boards early (19-6 in the first half, 9 offensive) to extend a 5 point lead with 4 minutes to a 48-34 half-time lead. The Roughriders had only 3 turnovers in the 2nd half and shot 14 of 28 to keep the game within 9 points until late. Western shot 55% from the field for the game and outrebounded Yavapai 37-21.
Yavapai falls to 10-12 overall and 6-8 in league.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Keith Wilson, 6'1, So., 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4-5 3FG
Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4-4 FT
Javon Jones, 6'4, Fr., 13 points
Brock Entner, 6'0, So., 10 points, 4 assists
Brandon Gentry, 6'4, So., 10 points, 4 assists

Top Performers: Western
Sean Imadiyi, 6'7, So., 22 points, 9-14 FG, 7 rebounds
Medhi Cheriet, 6'9, So., 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4-4 FT
Rafael Crescencio, 6'9, Fr., 20 points, 5 rebounds, 9-13 FG
Alonzo Brandon, 6'2, Fr., 11 points, 3-5 3 FG



Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Yavapai - 78
Scottsdale - 65

Host Scottsdale lead 14-13 before Yavapai went on a 20-8 run and an eventual 39-31 lead at half. The Roughriders pushed to a 19 point advantage and coasted in for the win. Yavapai shot well, making 14-16 free throws and 8-18 from the arc. Scottsdale was held to 35% shooting for the game and could convert only 14-24 charity tosses. Yavapai improves to 7-8 in league and 11-12 overall.

Top Performances: Yavapai
Keith Wilson, 22 points, 6 rebounds
Brandon Gentry, 6'4, So., 17 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists
Brock Entner, 6'0, So., 9 assists
Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 6 assists, 7 rebounds
Javon Jones, 6'5, Fr., 11 points
Mychal Martinez, 6'6, Fr., 10 points



Saturday, February 9, 2008

Yavapai - 75
Mesa - 93

Visiting Yavapai spotted Mesa with three uncontested baskets to start the game and the T-Birds never trailed, building a 15 point half time lead. Mesa had 10 offensive rebounds which they converted into 16 first half points. The Roughriders could get no closer than 9 points in the second half. Mesa was 11-20 from the arc and the floor, while Yavapai could get only 42% of their shots to drop. Yavapai falls to 7-9 in league and 11-13 overall.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 28 points, 9-13 FG, 3-4 3FG, 4 rebounds
Brock Entner, 6'0, So., 15 points, 4 assists
Keith Wilson, 6'1, So., 14 points, 7-9 FT, 8 rebounds

Top Performers: Mesa
David Jackson, 6'8, So., 18 points, 8-12 FG, 5 rebounds
Jesse Childs, 6'3, So., 14 points, 6 assists
Rodney Brown, 6'0, So., 12 points, 5 assists
Tyler Molesworth, 6'2, Fr., 11 points, 3-4 3FG
John Pena, 5'10, So., 10 points, 6 assists



Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Yavapai - 96
Pima - 79

Host Yavapai traded baskets with visiting Pima, with the Aztecs enjoying a 18-17 lead before the Roughriders exploded for a 35-14 run to end the first half. Yavapai shot 64% from the field to Pima's 39%. The Aztecs improved their shooting in the second half and closed to within 6 with 5 minutes to go, only to see Yavapai finish the game on a 19-8 run. The Roughriders were an impressive 18-21 from the line to aid their cause and outrebounded Pima 37-19. Yavapai is now 8-9 in league and 12-13 overall. The Roughriders travel to South Mountain on Saturday to play the #11 Cougars at 4 PM>

Top Performers: Yavapai
Brock Entner, 6'0, So., 24 points, 5-7 3FG, 9 assists, 5 rebounds
Louis Barraza, 6'4, Fr., 23 points (16 1st half), 4-6 3FG, 9 rebounds
Brandon Gentry, 6'4, So., 19 points, 3-5 3FG, 4-4 FT, 5 assists, 2 steals
Javon Jones, 6'5, Fr., 14 points, 4-4 FT

Top Performers: Pima
Rashad Stokelin, 23 points, 9-15 FG, 6 rebounds
Deondre Wise, 20 points, 4 rebounds
Alex Taylor, 15 points,
John McQueen, 13 points, 4 assists



Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Central Arizona - 106
Yavapai - 104

Both teams shot over 51% from the field for the game, over 48% from the arc. Central had 12 turnovers and Yavapai 10. The Roughriders hit 23-30 from the line while CAC shot 10-17.
Yavapai trailed by 3 with 4.4 seconds to go. Brock Entner made the first foul shot. His second shot bounced hard off the rim and Brandon Gentry ran down the loose ball and his baseline jumper rolled around the rim and off at the buzzer. Yavapai falls to 12-15 overall and 8-11 in league. Central moves one game ahead of the Roughriders in the playoff race with 3 games to go.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Brock Entner, 6'0 So. 24 points, 5-11 3FG, 9 assists
Louis Barraza, 6'4 Fr. 21 points, 4-9 3 FG
Keith Wilson, 6'1 So. 19 points, 3-4 3 FG, 6 rebounds, 4 assists
Javon Jones, 6'5 Fr. 15 points, 7-9 FT, 4 rebounds
Brandon Gentry, 6'4 So. 14 points, 6-6 FT, 5 rebounds

Top Performers: Central
Danny Thomas, 6'2 Fr. 28 points, 12-15 FG, 7 assists
Dominique Saunders, 6'3 Fr. 24 points, 5-8 3 FG, 5 rebounds
Tristan Sealy, 6'1 Fr. 18 points, 6 assists
Ryan Staker, 6'8 So. 12 points, 5 rebounds



Saturday, February 23, 2008

Yavapai - 92
Chandler - 98

Visiting Chandler jumped on the listless Roughriders 11-0, making their first 5 shots. Yavapai responded with a 15-0 run and the "trading baskets game" continued to the half-time with Yavapai up 42-40. The trend continued in the second half with neither team holding more than a 5 point lead. The last tie was at 88-88 with three minutes to go. Chandler got two breakaway hoops after long misses by the Roughriders to seal the game. Yavapai falls to 8-12 in league and 12-16 overall.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Brock Entner, 6'0 So. 31 points, 5-11 3 FG, 6-6 FT, 7 assists
Keith Wilson, 6'1 So. 24 points, 4-8 3 FG, 4-4 FT, 9 rebounds

Top Performers: Chandler-Gilbert
Victor Benjamin, 6'4 Fr. 27 points, 5-11 3 FG,
Manny Hendrix, 6'2 So. 24 points, 9 rebounds
Andre Strozier, 6'6 Fr. 17 points, 6 rebounds
Chaz Neal, 6'1 Fr. 12 rebounds, 6 assists



Friday, February 29, 2008

Yavapai - 100
Cochise - 108

Cochise charged out to an early 24 point lead while shooting a sizzling 70% from the field in the first half. Yavapai closed the gap to 16 at intermission despite hitting only 40% of their field goals and a dismal 23% from the arc. Cochise still finished the game at 65%, but this time the Roughriders responded with 12-19 from the three and 16-19 from the line. Yavapai twice cut the lead to 4 but could not get over the hump. YC was 15-30 from the arc and 27-35 from the line.

Top Performers: Yavapai
Louis Barraza, 6'4 Fr. 23 points, 4-6 3FG, 9-12 FT, 5 rebounds
Keith Wilson, 6'1 So. 20 points, 7-8 FT, 4 assists
Brock Entner, 6'0 So. 20 points, 4-9 3FG, 4-5 FT, 6 rebounds, 12 assists
Javon Jones, 6'5 Fr. 17 points, 6-7 FG, 8 rebounds

Top Performers: Cochise
Steve White, 6'6 So. 28 points, 12-15 FG
Tom Shumpert, 6'0 Fr. 23 points, 8-10 FG, 5 assists
Dynile Forbes, 6'2 So. 18 points, 6-6 FT, 2 steals
Mike Martin, 6'2 So. 11 points, 2 steals
Al Graham, 6'0 Fr. 7 assists

 

 

 

 

 

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