Lady Riders Win 20th
For the 22nd consecutive year, the Lady Rider basketball team has won twenty games on the season, with the milestone coming last night in Thatcher over Eastern Arizona College, 74-67.
It is Head Coach Brad Clifford’s 12th consecutive year with over twenty victories. Yavapai is now 20-9 overall and 17-4 in conference play and have sewed up second place and a first round home playoff spot.
Yavapai started out slow falling behind in the first five minutes 18-7. However, after shaking off the five-hour bus ride, YC took a 35-33 lead into the intermission. After numerous lead changes and ties, Yavapai hit free throws in the end to come away with the seven-point victory.
Tehani Goldsmith led the charge with 22 points. Paris Dunford hit for 12 points and Sandy Cook had 11. Kellie Snyder led the team in rebounding with 9 and steals with 7.
Yavapai concludes the regular season on Friday, February 29th against Cochise College. The game is not without playoff implications. Cochise and Arizona Western College are fighting for the final playoff spot. If Cochise wins, Yavapai will host the Apaches. If YC wins, AWC will be the first round opponent. In their first meeting of the year, the lady hoopsters beat CC in overtime, 82-75. Tip-off will be at 5:30 PM in the Storm Center on the campus of Yavapai College in Prescott.