Basketball

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima showcases defense in victory

November 25, 2014

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College women’s basketball team used strong defense to pick up its second conference win. The Aztecs (3-1, 2-0 in ACCAC conference) defeated Phoenix College 50-38 on Nov. 22 in their home opener. Pima got out to a rough start offensively but forced Phoenix College to turn the ball over […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs test skills at tournament

November 18, 2014

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College women’s basketball opened their season with a split in the Arizona Western Classic in Yuma. On Nov. 6, PCC defeated Spire Institute (OH) 88-54 in the first game of the tourney. The Aztecs came out ready to play and five players scored in double figures and out rebounded […]

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Melody finds basketball harmony

November 13, 2014

By BETO HOYOS  Sophomore forward Melody McLaughlin began playing organized basketball in 7th grade. Most athletes who attend college on an athletic scholarship start sooner, but hard work and a love for the game allowed her to evolve into a talented player. McLaughlin’s a lifelong Tucsonan who attended Mountain View High School. She realized during […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs open season with two close wins

November 13, 2014

By CALEB FOSTER  The Pima Community college men’s basketball team is hoping this is the year they return to winning ways. They opened the season with two close wins against non-conference teams. The Aztecs had a 13-17 season record last year, and have gone 13 years without a winning record. The team has made one […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Retooled team has 10 freshmen

October 30, 2014

By BETO HOYOS Last season, the Pima Community College women’s basketball team was a well-oiled machine and a tough matchup for many conference opponents. The Aztecs made it to the Division II Region I championship game as the No. 2 seed, but lost to No. 1 Mesa Community College for the third straight year. This […]

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Fall ball in full swing

October 16, 2014

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College softball and baseball teams are playing fall ball to prepare for spring conference games. The softball team will take part in the University of Arizona’s Fall Classic tournament Oct. 17-19. The Aztecs are scheduled to play a rival from last season, Yavapai College, on Oct. 18. Last season, […]

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Ex-Pima athletes sign with universities

September 4, 2014

By DIEGO LOZANO III Pima Community College’s fall sports teams have kicked off their seasons, which means new student-athletes have arrived to fill the void of past student alumni. A number of former Aztecs will equally fill the void for universities at the next level. Here’s a look at some key signings that took place […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Ross-Moreno jersey going to hall of fame

May 17, 2014

Compiled from PCC press releases Pima Community College women’s basketball player Raja Moreno-Ross has received another honor, this time from the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee. The sophomore’s player jersey will be displayed in the Hall’s Ring of Honor in recognition of her 2013-14 season. Moreno-Ross is the third Pima women’s basketball […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs lose in playoffs

March 13, 2014

By BETO HOYOS The season came to a close for the Pima Community College women’s basketball team on March 6 after the Aztecs fell to Mesa Community College for the third straight year. Pima lost 65-64. Both teams got after it from the opening tip and both teams exchanged leads. The Aztecs led by 10 […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Peabody changes team culture

March 13, 2014

By JAIME HERNANDEZ When Brian Peabody took the head coaching job for the men’s basketball team at Pima Community College, he knew he needed to change the team’s culture. The Aztecs had gone 77-196 since 2004, with four head coaching changes and one playoff appearance. That all changed during Peabody’s first year. He led the […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: March brings the Madness

March 13, 2014

By SHAQ DAVIS March Madness has certainly started. It will reach pitch fever on March16 during Selection Sunday, when seeds in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament are revealed. Once games begin on March 18, it is win or go home for the 68 teams competing. For the first few days, there will seem to be […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Team prepares for March 4 playoff push

February 27, 2014

By BETO HOYOS Pima Community College’s women’s basketball team is looking ahead to the playoffs following a loss in the regular-season finale. The No. 2 seeded Aztecs will host No. 3 Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 4 for the first round of the Division II regional tournament. The playoffs will run from March 4-6. Pima […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs lose in first round of playoffs

February 27, 2014

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College’s men’s basketball team lost an overtime thriller in the opening round of the playoffs, ending their season. The team fell to No. 1 seed Phoenix College 108-104 in the first round of the Region I, Division II tournament on Feb. 26. The Aztecs finished their season with a 13-18 record, […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs win two straight

February 13, 2014

By BETO HOYOS Pima Community College defeated Mesa Community College 61-58 in an overtime thriller on Feb. 8. “We just made one more shot than the other team,” head coach Todd Holthaus said. Mesa tied the game toward the end of regulation and extended the game to overtime. “Mesa and Pima games are epic and […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Playoff chances in jeopardy

February 13, 2014

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College fell to Mesa College 85-70 on Feb. 8. Mesa was able to sweep the season series with Pima and in doing so they put a real dent in Pima’s playoff chances. The Aztecs are currently tied for third place with the top four teams making the playoffs. Mesa controlled […]

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