Lady Hoopsters Clinch Home Playoff Berth
The Lady Riders clinched a home play-off spot with a 91-62 victory over Eastern AZ College Wednesday night in Thatcher. Coupled with an Arizona Western College loss, YC will play host to an opponent yet to be determined on Wednesday March 3rd in the first round of the NJCAA Region I playoffs. Yavapai is now 17-9 overall and 15-4 in ACCAC play.
Once again, the Roughriders used a strong second half to pull away from the Gila Monsters after holding a slim 41-32 halftime lead. Lerrin Cook scored a career high 35 points. Kira DeMorales added 23 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocked shots. Julianne Forte had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Yavapai will be at Pima Community College on Saturday, February 20 for 2:00pm tip-off. The Aztecs beat the Riders in January 59-49. Yavapai returns home on Tuesday, February 23, to host Mesa Community College at 5:30pm.