Scottsdale Chokes Lady Riders
The Yavapai College women’s basketball team stumbled Wednesday night against the Lady Artichokes from Scottsdale Community College (13-9, 7-8) 66-62. YC falls to 13-9 overall and 11-4 in ACCAC action.
YC never got started Wednesday night as SCC took a two-point lead into halftime. The Roughriders fell behind by as much as 13 in the second half as they played without starting point guard Kiki January who turned an ankle in the first period. YC made a game of it cutting the lead to three points with less than a minute to go in regulation. However, timely free throw shooting from the opponent and poor free throw shooting from the Roughriders was too much to overcome in the end.
Yavapai was led by Julianne Forte` for the third straight game with 18 points. Kira DeMorales added 17 points and Lerrin Cook chipped in 16.
Yavapai will be at South Mountain Community College on Saturday, February 6th. In their first meeting of the year, YC beat the Cougars 66-54. Tip-off will be at 2:00 PM.