Lady Riders Beat The Gila Monsters
4 players in double figures. Goldsmith nets 28 and Snyder gets a double-double.
The Lady Rider basketball team put together an impressive game tonight in the Storm Center against fellow NJCAA Division I foe Eastern Arizona College. YC beat the Lady Gila Monsters 77-61. Yavapai is now 10-8 overall and more notably 8-2 in league play.
Once again, Tehani Goldsmith led the Lady Riders in scoring with 28 points. She also had 3 rebounds and 6 steals. Kellie Snyder had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Taameka Pruitt and Jonisha Carson also had 10 points. Carson led the team in assists with 6.
Yavapai held a 38-31 halftime lead and despite shooting only 36% from the field after intermission and connecting on only 2 for 15 from behind the arc, YC pulled away for the 16 point margin. YC outrebounded EAC 42-40 grabbing 14 offensive caroms.
The lady hoopsters travel to Douglas to fight the Apaches from Cochise College on Wednesday, January 23rd. Both teams won on their home floors last season and in the first round of the NJCAA Region I Play-offs, Yavapai beat Cochise 62-53 to advance to the Regional Championship Game. Tip-off will be at 5:30 PM on the campus of Cochise College in Douglas.