Lady Hoopsters Fall
The Lady Rider basketball team had their 7-game winning streak snapped this afternoon at the hands of #4 ranked Pima Community College, 72-64. The Aztecs sweep the two-game series for the season. Yavapai is now 17-11 overall and 13-7 in ACCAC play.
Yavapai shot a dismal 33% from the field and 25% from behind the arc while allowing the opponent to shoot 45%. Julianne` Forte led the lady hoopsters with 16 points. Bjonee Reaves and Danielle Reiher each had 14 points. Yavapai was out rebounded 40-33. Four players had five a piece.
YC awaits the results of the Mesa Community College/Arizona Western College game played later tonight. If AZ Western wins, Yavapai will be traveling to Yuma for the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday, March 4th. If Mesa wins, with two games left in the regular season, the lady hoopsters mathematically can still host the first round. However, Western holds the tiebreaker as a result of their two wins over Yavapai this season.
Yavapai entertains Mesa on Tuesday, March 3rd in the last regular season home game. It also is sophomore night. The team will honor their only two sophomores Sandy Cook and Danielle Reiher. Mesa beat the Lady Riders in Mesa earlier in the season, 66-58. Tip-off will be at 5:30 PM.