Lady Riders Secure Home Playoff Berth
Yavapai earns 21st straight playoff trip
The Lady Rider basketball team clinched a home playoff spot this afternoon by beating #14 Chandler/Gilbert Community College, 82-69. With the victory, YC will play host to an opponent yet to be determined on Wednesday, March 5th in the first round of the NJCAA Region I playoffs. Yavapai is now 19-9 overall and 16-4 in ACCAC play.
Paris Dunford led the home team with 22 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Jonisha Carson added 18 points. Tehani Goldsmith and Ebony Ward each chipped in 13 points. Kellie Snyder only scored 7 points but grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the squad. As a team, YC shot 48% from the field and scored 23 points off of CGCC turnovers and 16 second chance points.
In the final week of the season, Yavapai travels to Eastern Arizona College on Tuesday, February 26th and plays host to Cochise College on Friday, February 29th in the season finale. In their first meeting of the year, Brad Clifford’s squad beat EAC 77-61 in the Storm Center. Tip-off will be at 5:30 PM on the campus of Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher.