Women’s basketball: Two steps closer to playoffs


The Pima Community College women’s basketball team recently pulled out two home victories and dropped a road contest to put them at 17-10 for the season.

The No. 19 Aztecs defeated Mesa Community College 65-42 on Feb. 8. The team was led by freshman A’jha Edwards who had 24 points and 15 rebounds. Sophomore Na’Derra Carey also added 16 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.

The Aztecs defeated South Mountain Community College 71-59 on Feb 15.

Edwards notched another double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Carey tallied 12 points, six rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

Sophomore forward Tyahnna Higgs chipped in 12 points as well.

The squad fell to Eastern Arizona College on the road falling 77-63 on Feb. 18. Edwards scored 15, while Carey finished with 12.

Higgs believes her team is ready for the regional playoffs, which begin Feb. 27.

“Since the season is coming to an end, our focus has gotten more intense every day,” Higgs said. “The freshmen have improved mentally and physically with their game. We are also more aggressive with our opponents. We’re ready to go.”

PCC was scheduled to play Glendale Community College on Feb. 21. The game took place after Aztec Press went to press.

Sophomore Na'Derra Carey goes up for a layup against Mesa Community College. Photo by LARRY GAURANO

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