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Lady Riders Eat The Artichokes

February 5th, 2009 » filed under: Women's Basketball News

The Lady Rider basketball team came up big in Scottsdale on Wednesday night with a 69-55 victory over Scottsdale Community College. Yavapai avenged an earlier loss in December to the Artichokes in Prescott. Yavapai improves to 13-10 overall and 9-6 in ACCAC action. SCC falls to 9-13 overall and a 7-8 conference mark.

The lady hoopsters took a 35-23 lead into halftime behind 54% shooting. Scottsdale picked up their defense in the second half holding the Roughriders to a meager 26% shooting but Yavapai held off the Artichoke charge to claim the victory.

Three YC players scored in double figures led by ACCAC player of the week Danielle Reiher with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Bjonee` Reaves added 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. Julianne Forte` chipped in 11 points and grabbed 5 caroms.

The Roughriders return to the home hardwood on Saturday hosting South Mountain Community College. YC edged the Cougars in December in Phoenix 76-72. Tip-off will be at 2:00 PM in the Storm Center on the campus of Yavapai College in Prescott.