Pima Can't Put Away Cochise - Tucson News Now

Pima Can't Put Away Cochise

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson, AZ – The Pima Community College women's basketball team (13-12, 10-7 in ACCAC) could not hold its lead in the end on Saturday at the West Campus.

The Aztecs lost the game in overtime 72-71 against Cochise College. They were swept in the regular season series against Cochise as they lost 74-47 in December.

In the extra period, the teams traded baskets and the leads. With the Aztecs up 71-69, Cochise hit a three-pointer with 2.1 seconds left. A last second half court shot was Samirah Miller (Basha HS) fell off the mark.

The Aztecs built an early lead and their defense held Cochise to just 22 percent (6 for 27) shooting in the first half as the Aztecs led 30-18 at the break. Cochise slowly chipped away at Pima's lead in the second half and took their first lead of the game at 54-52 with a little over four minutes left. The Aztecs came back and retook a 61-59 lead with 2:33 remaining. After a pair of free throws from Gabby Banales (Cienega HS), the Aztecs led 63-61 with 1:14 left. Cochise forced the overtime with the game tied at 63-63.

Melody McLaughlin (Mountain View HS) finished with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Kristin Baldwin (Thatcher HS) also had a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds. She also had four blocks. Banales and Shalise Fernander (Flowing Wells HS) each contributed with 11 points.

The Aztecs will be back at the West Campus on Wednesday when they host rival Mesa Community College at 5:30 p.m.

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