Lady Hoopsters Tame Cougars
The Lady Rider basketball team bounced back from their loss on Wednesday night with an 89-82 win over South Mountain Community College (8-13, 7-9) Saturday afternoon in Phoenix. Yavapai improves to 14-9 overall and 12-4 in the ACCAC.
YC was in a all too familiar spot trailing at halftime 43-39. Midway through the second half the Roughriders were down by 8. A bucket by Julianne Forte` with nine minutes remaining began the comeback and YC hit their free throws (25/33) in the waning minutes to preserve the victory.
Forte` led the Roughrider once again with 22 points. The Phoenix native added 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 blocked shot. DeAndra Adsitt had a double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Lerrin Cook took over point guard duties for the injured Kiki January and scored 19 points including 14 for 14 from the free throw line. Kira DeMorales had her 9th double double of the year with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Louise Solomon had impressive numbers scoring 8 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing out 9 assists.
Yavapai returns to the hardwood hosting Chandler/Gilbert Community College on Wednesday, February 10th. In their first meeting of the year YC won 86-73. The game will begin at 5:30 PM.