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Lady Riders Win Thriller

January 16th, 2010 » filed under: Top Story, Women's Basketball News

The Lady Rider basketball team came from behind to beat the Thunderbirds from Mesa Community College Saturday afternoon in Mesa, 61-53. YC improves to 10-7 overall and 8-2 in the ACCAC.

In the first half, Yavapai found themselves behind 29-12 before mounting a comeback and go into intermission down 33-29. The lady hoopsters took the lead early in the second half and held on for their eighth conference victory in ten tries. Yavapai shot 41% from the field and 35% from the three-point arc while the opponent shot 39% from the field and 18% from the three.

Kira DeMorales led the squad with 20 points on 9/14 shooting. Lerrin Cook hit 4 three-pointers en route to 16 points and Julianne Forte` added 11 points and 7 rebounds.

Yavapai returns to the court on Wednesday, January 20th at #8 ranked and defending national champions Central Arizona College. The game will start at 5:30 PM.