by STEVEN FOWLER
The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (4-1, 1-1 in ACCAC) fell short on Saturday at the West Campus.
The Aztecs suffered their first loss of the season against No. 2 ranked Phoenix College 88-85 on Nov. 21.
Down 43-36 at halftime, the Aztecs rallied to take a 65-64 lead with six minutes remaining in the game. Phoenix took the lead and held a four-point lead down the stretch; their latest four-point lead was 83-79 with 28 seconds remaining.
Sophomores Justice Martion and Cameron Volk were key contributors in the game. Martion finished the game with his fourth straight double-double having 27 points and 11 rebounds. Volk finished with 14 points and six rebounds.
In the ACCAC conference opener, Pima defeated Chandler-Gilbert Community College 86-76 on Nov. 18. The Aztecs led the way 45-35 at halftime.
Martion and Volk each scored 23 points. Martion made 10 rebounds and secured his third consecutive double-double.
The Aztecs began the previous season on a hot streak, by going (4-1). The team finished the season on a winning note (18-13).
The Aztecs host Midland Texas College in a non-conference game against on Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. in the West Campus Gym.
Nov. 24: Midland Texas College @ West Campus, 6 p.m.
Dec. 2: @ Glendale Community College, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 5: @EasternArizonaCollege,5:30p.m.