Basketball

ATHLETIC VOICE: East vs. West, the power struggle

November 2, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR As 16 former All-Star players have moved organizations, an imbalance of power is in flux within the NBA in the new season. The Eastern conference of the NBA possessed promising intrigue at the start of the season, but that potential train has derailed. On opening night, the Boston Celtics were at the […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Men’s team back on map

April 6, 2017

 By CASEY MUSE JR. There are many lessons to be learned from the men’s basketball team this past season. The most important: Never give up, no matter what the situation. This motto was building for the Aztecs before the season even started. The program viewed itself as a long shot to land hometown player Deion James, who was coming back after one year of […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs fall short in championship game

March 23, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The No. 2 Pima Community College women’s basketball team (23-8, 16-6 conference) closed out their season on an early note after losing to No. 1 Mesa CC Thunderbirds. Last season, the Aztecs overcame the Thunderbirds and made their way to third place in the NJCAA championship tournament. Last season, the Aztecs were […]

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James happy to put team on his back

March 2, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR.  Sophomore big man Deion James has sparked the Pima Community College men’s basketball program this season with both his play on the court and his swagger off it. No, not his “swag.” Swagger in the sense that James keeps things professional while remaining approachable and light-hearted. The kid carries himself in […]

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Aztecs to face Glendale in playoff game.

March 2, 2017

 By CASEY MUSE JR. The Pima Community College men’s basketball team will be the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Region I, Division II tournament. PCC will host No. 3 seed Glendale Com munity College on March 8. During their final five games of the sea son, Pima won two games and lost three. Feb. 15: PCC 110, Cochise 102 […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima riding wave to postseason

February 16, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College women’s basketball team is currently averaging 83.2 points per game, an improvement from the previous seasons 72.6 points per game average. The Aztecs have also improved their three-point accuracy, hitting 30.7 percent as opposed to 21.9 percent last season. Their overall field goal percentage has also seen a […]

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Lethal offense gets Pima back on track

February 2, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College men’s basketball team rode a six-game winning streak during winter break. The team suffered its first loss during a road contest with Cochise College on Jan. 7, and then dropped three straight games from there. The Aztecs’ second-half performances were their downfall. With school back in session, […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs push ahead after dominating November schedule

December 8, 2016

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (8-2, 3-1 in ACCAC) lost just one game in November, and hopes to continue that momentum. “The month of November was about as good as it could go, outside of the game against New Mexico Junior College,” head women’s basketball coach Todd Holthaus said. “I […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Sophomore guard toughing it out

November 22, 2016

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO  Willpower. The power to overcome and defy odds. The power to push yourself past limits to a place you never imagined. The power you get from the fire within you. Sophomore guard Denesia Smith has hardened her will through life experiences, but she doesn’t let them hold back her smile. “Everyone has […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs ready selves for conference play

November 22, 2016

By CASEY MUSE JR   The Pima Community College men’s basketball team faced quality competition in preconference games that offered opportunities for the Aztecs to test themselves before conference play began Nov. 22. The first conference game, against Tohono O’Odham Community College, took place after Aztec Press went to the printer.   Nov. 9: PCC […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs jump to 6-1 start

November 22, 2016

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The No. 1 Pima Community College women’s basketball team started the season 6-1. The Aztecs played in two pre-conference tournaments: the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbird Classic in Hobbs, New Mexico, and the Native American Classic at PCC. They opened conference play Nov. 22 with a win. Head coach Todd Holthaus earned […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: PCC opens season with blowout wins

November 10, 2016

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College men’s basketball team opened the season with two decisive non-conference victories, a 127-68 win over Vegas Impact and a 138-63 win over Three Kings Prep Academy from Windsor Ontario, Canada. Pima was scheduled to play Arizona Christian Academy Nov. 9. The game took place after the Aztec […]

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Sports Briefs: Men’s basketball player signs with Point Loma

April 21, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER Pima Community College men’s basketball sophomore guard Yusuf Shehata has signed a national letter of intent to continue his collegiate career at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif. Shehata anchored Pima’s offense to a 17-14 overall record this season, its best ACCAC conference record since 2000-01. The Aztecs made their […]

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Sports Briefs: Freshman guard earns All-American honors

April 21, 2016

By Jason Weir A season of honors for Pima Community College women’s basketball freshman point guard Sydni Stallworth continued April 5 when she was selected first-team All-American.“It feels great to receive the award as a freshman,” Stallworth said. “I want to thank my entire coaching staff and my teammates.” Stallworth, the sixth PCC women’s basketball […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Season ends with loss to South Mountain

March 10, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER The No. 3 Pima Community College men’s basketball team saw its season end March 2 after a 96-81 loss in the Region I, Division II semifinal game at No. 2 seeded South Mountain Community College. It was the third consecutive year that the Aztecs were eliminated in the semifinal game. South Mountain […]

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