JC Hoops: Aztecs sweep Mesa

The Pima men win 100-68 while the ladies get a 80-60 victory

JC Men: #12 Aztecs 100, Mesa 68

TUCSON, AZ - No. 12 ranked Pima won an eighth straight game on Saturday beating Division I Mesa 100-68 on Saturday at the West Campus Gymnasium.

The Aztecs (12-3, 5-2) broke the game open in the 1st half with a 17-0 run.

Pima buried 18 three-point shots in the game against the Thunderbirds (7-7, 3-4) and did so at a 50% clip.

All five starters scored in double figures as freshman Rashad Smith (Hamilton HS) scored a game-high 23.

Sophomores Kennedy Koehler and Robert Wilson (Salpointe Catholic HS) posted double-doubles. Koehler finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds. He went 4-for -7 from three-point range. Wilson had 16 points and 11 rebounds. He went 5 for 7 from the field.

On the women’s side, the Aztecs defeated Mesa 80-60.

Sophomore Jacqulynn Nakai scored 23 of her 32 points in the second half.

Pima (7-8, 3-4) used a 22-9 second quarter to build a 19-point lead at the half.

Both Aztec squads will be back at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium on Wednesday when they host South Mountain.

Tipoff for the women is 5:30 p.m. with the fellas to follow at 7:30 p.m.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.