2008-09 ACCAC Women's
Basketball News & Notes

Central Arizona Completes Perfect Season as National Champs — The Vaqueras completed a perfect 35-0 season with a 78-71 victory over Jefferson (MO) College in the NJCAA Division I National Championship game. For Central Ariozona, it is the program's fourth National Championship. Jefferson jumped out early against Central, grabbing a 30-17 lead. The Vaqueras responded with a 17-0 run to take a 43-38 lead into halftime. The squads battled back and forth in the second half before Central used an 11-0 run late to seal the victory. Tenaya Watson led Central with a game-high 30 points, while Precious Robinson added 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Pima Places Third in Nation at D2 Tourney — Pima entered the 2009 NJCAA Division II National Championships as the number three seed and completed the season third after defeating Parkland 69-55 in the consolation game. Pima won its opener 50-47 over Kankakee before falling to Schoolcroft 71-65 in the semifinal round.

Pima, Central Arizona Advance to Nationals — Top-seed Central Arizona defeated #2 Arizona Western to capture the NJCAA Region I Division I Championship and advance to the DI National Championships. In the Region I Division II Championship game, #2 Pima defeated #4 seed Glendale 61-47 to advance to the DII Nationals. | Playoff Schedule |

Jackson Sweeps Player Honors, Holthaus Selected Top Coach — Brooke Jackson of Mesa has been named the ACCAC Player and Freshman of the Year, while Pima Coach Todd Holthaus is the ACCAC Coach of the Year. | All-ACCAC Teams | All-NJCAA Region I Teams |

Central Arizona & Mesa Take Top Seeds — Central Arizona is the top seed in the Region I Division I Playoffs, while Mesa is the #1 seed in Division II. | Playoff Schedule |

Mesa's Jackson Selected D2's Weekly Best — Brooke Jackson led Mesa to a pair of victories to earn the ACCAC's Division II Player of the Week. | more |

Forte, Washington Garner ACCAC Honors — Yavapai's Julianne Forte averaged 17.5 points per game on the week to earn ACCAC Division I Player of the Week honors, while Scottsdale's Shayla Washington took home the Division II award after averaging a double-double in two wins. | more |

ACCAC Rewards Morton & Johnson — For the second time this season, the ACCAC has honored Arizona Western's Yohanna Morton and South Mountain's Katie Johnson as the Players of the Week. | more |

Watson, Morrison Earn ACCAC Awards — Central Arizona's Tenaya Watson averaged 25.5 points in a pair of Lady Vaqueras' victories to take the ACCAC Division I Player of tre Week honor. The ACCAC's Division II award went to Pima's Tia Morrison for the second straight week, Morrison averaged 21 points and 15.5 rebounds in a pair of wins. | more |

ACCAC Honors Reiher & Morrison — Yavapai's Danielle Reiher led the Roughrider to a pair of ACCAC wins to earn the ACCAC Division I Player of the Week honor. Pima's Tia Morrison won the ACCAC Division II award for the second time this season as she averaged 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in two games. | more |

Pair Averages Double-Double to Garner Honors — Arizona Western's Arpine Amirkhanyan and Scottsdale's Shayla Washington each averaged double figures in scoring and rebound and led their teams to a pair of wins each to earn ACCAC Division I and Division II Player of the Week honors, respectively. | more |

CAC's Robinson, Pima's Maracigan Selected ACCAC's Weekly Best — Central Arizona's Precious Robinson averaged 24 points and 11.5 rebounds to earn the ACCAC Division I Player of the Week award, while Abyee Maracigan was selected the ACCAC Division II Player of the Week after leading Pima to a pair of victories. | more |

Morrison Averages Double-Double — Tia Morrison led Pima to a pair of one-point ACCAC victories this past week by averaging a double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds to earn the ACCAC Division II Player of the Week honor. | more |

Mesa to Host 2nd Annual JUCO-MLK Basketball Classic — The MLK Basketball Committee is proud to sponsor this event on Saturday, January 17th, at Mesa CC. Competing will be Mesa, Chandler-Gilbert, Phoenix and Yavapai. | More |

Johnson & Graham Earn ACCAC Awards — Arizona Western's Katrina Johnson and Mesa's Katrina Graham have been selected the ACCAC Division I and Division II Players of the Week, respectively. | more |

ACCAC Pair Garner National Honors — Precious Robinson of Central Arizona had a pair of double-doubles to earn the NJCAA Division I National Player of the Week honor for the week ending December 10, 2008. Mesa's Brooke Jackson garnered NJCAA Division II National Player of the Week honors after poting games of 31 points and 2 points in a pair of wins.

Robinson Takes DI Honor, Jackson & Johnson Share DII Award — Central Arizona's Precious Robinson averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds to earn the ACCAC Division I Player of he Week honor, while Mesa's Brooke Jackson (26 points, 6 assists per game) and South Mountain's Katie Johnson (24 pointa and 15 rebounds per game) were tabbed the Division II Co-Players of the Week. | more |

Glendale Sets NJCAA Scoring Record — Glendale defeated Little Big Horn College (CO) 136-87 onOctober 31, 2008. The 136 points sets a NJCAA Division II single game scoring record, breaking the previous top mark of 133 points by Kirkwood (IA) during the 1992-93 season.

Morton, Trotter Garner ACCAC Honors — Arizona Western's Yohanna Morton averaged 26 points in a pair of Arizona Western victories to earn ACCAC Division 1 Player of the Week honors. Chandler-Gilbert's D'Seanda Trotter averaged 31 points in a pair of games to take home the Division 2 award. | more |

ACCAC Women's Hoops Jamboree Set — The women's hoops squads of the ACCAC will hold their annual Jamboree at Mesa College on Saturday, October 11th. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Patrick Cunningham at Arizona Western College.

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