Women’s Basketball Beats The Gauchos
The women’s basketball team overcame a two-point halftime deficit to beat the Gauchos from Glendale Community College Saturday afternoon 86-71 for their eleventh conference victory. The win also gives head coach Brad Clifford his 299th career victory versus 126 losses in 14 seasons. Yavapai is now 13-8 overall and 11-3 in ACCAC action.
After taking an early 10-point lead in the first half, YC found themselves trailing at halftime 39-37. However, behind the shooting of Dee Adsitt, Julianne Forte` and Lerrin Cook, the Lady Riders outscored the Gauchos 49-32 in the second half to come away with the victory.
Forte` finished the game with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Adsitt added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Cook had 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists and Kira DeMorales had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocked shots. Kiki January chipped in 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and a game high 9 assists.
The Roughriders return to action on Wednesday, February 3rd hosting Scottsdale Community College (14-7, 8-5). YC beat the Artichokes in their first meeting on a game-winning shot by January with 3.2 seconds remaining in the game, 49-47. The game will tip-off at 5:30 PM.