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Aztecs suffer three-game losing streak

Aztecs suffer three-game losing streak

By BETO HOYOS Pima Community College’s women’s basketball team started 2014 with a flurry of games, and is currently sitting at .500 for their overall record (11-11) and in their conference (7-7). A tough series of matchups have left the Aztecs looking to bounce back after a three-game losing streak. On Jan. 25, the Aztecs […]

Aztecs squeak by Tohono O'Odham

Aztecs squeak by Tohono O’Odham

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College beat Tohono O’dham Community College 87-84 on Jan. 4, extending the Aztecs’ winning streak to six games and improving their record to 9-7 on the season. The game had 23 different lead changes, but the Aztecs came away with the victory. TOCC players were bigger at every position, but […]

Pima crushes Midland College

Pima crushes Midland College

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College’s men’s basketball team improved its record to 7-7 with a dominating 119-98 win over Midland College in the Pima Men’s Basketball Invitational on Dec. 30. The Aztecs finished the tournament 3-0 and have already matched last season’s win total. Pima was led to victory by the powerful duo of […]

Aztecs dominate Western Texas College, finish 2-1 in Bruce Fleck Classic

Aztecs dominate Western Texas College, finish 2-1 in Bruce Fleck Classic

By Jaime Hernandez Pima Community College women’s basketball team dominated Western Texas College 73-49 in the final day of the Bruce Fleck Classic tournament held Dec 16-18 at West Campus. The Aztecs finished the tournament 2-1, improving their season record to 8-7. Freshman Jayla Brown led the way for Pima, finishing with 17 points off […]

Basketball in DNA of longtime player

Basketball in DNA of longtime player

By BETO HOYOS Basketball runs in the family of Pima Community College sophomore Holly Bolen. Her grandfather, Rudy Castro, played college basketball and baseball at the University of Arizona. Bolen was introduced to basketball as a child. “I started playing ball when I was 8 in the National Youth Sports league, and since then I’ve […]

Pima to host tournament over winter break

Pima to host tournament over winter break

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s basketball team couldn’t hold on to a halftime lead Dec. 7 and lost 97-80 to Mesa Community College. The Aztecs’ record fell to 3-7 overall and 3-4 in conference. Pima was led by freshman Murphy Gershman’s 21 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Matt O’Boyle had his second […]

Aztecs lose to rival Mesa in overtime thriller

Aztecs lose to rival Mesa in overtime thriller

By BETO HOYOS The No. 12 Pima Community College women’s basketball team traveled to Mesa on Dec. 7 riding a four-game winning streak. The streak ended when they lost 83-82 in overtime to No. 9 Mesa Community College. “Another instant classic in the Pima-Mesa rivalry,” head coach Todd Holthaus said. It was the first meeting […]

Moreno-Ross scores 25 against Phoenix College

Moreno-Ross scores 25 against Phoenix College

By BETO HOYOS Sophomore forward Raja Moreno-Ross led the Pima Community College women’s basketball team to an 89-69 victory over Phoenix College on Nov. 23. Moreno-Ross scored a double-double with 25 points and 15 rebounds. “She was in beast mode,” teammate Holly Bolen said. The Arizona Community College Athletic Conference named Moreno-Ross the Division II […]

Phoenix College crushes Pima

Phoenix College crushes Pima

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s basketball team fell to Phoenix College 92-68 on Nov. 23. After going into halftime tied at 33, Phoenix outscored Pima 59-35 in the second half. The Aztecs were led by freshman Murphy Gershman’s 19 points and 12 rebounds. His double-double was his fourth of the season. The […]

Freshman Alicia Jones adjusting to college play

Freshman Alicia Jones adjusting to college play

By SHAQ DAVIS Basketball player Alicia Jones hit the ground running at age 7 and hasn’t looked back. She’s now ready to leave a mark in her first season with the Pima Community College women’s basketball team. Jones graduated in 2012 from Tucson’s Palo Verde High School, where she averaged almost 19 points and seven […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs struggle on Texas road trip

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs struggle on Texas road trip

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s basketball team returned winless from a Texas road trip. The Aztec were scheduled to open conference play Nov. 13 at home against Eastern Arizona College. The game took place after Aztec Press went to the printer. Pima fell to Odessa College 108-79 on Nov. 9 during the […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Tight-knit Aztecs want national championship

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Tight-knit Aztecs want national championship

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College women’s basketball coach Todd Holthaus has high expectations for his players this season. Coming off a 17-15 record and a trip to regionals last year, he expects them to take the next step. “I feel like the work we have put in since June in the weight room and […]

Tight-knit Aztecs want national championship

Tight-knit Aztecs want national championship

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  Pima Community College women’s basketball coach Todd Holthaus has high expectations for his players this season. Coming off a 17-15 record and a trip to regionals last year, he expects them to take the next step.  “I feel like the work we have put in since June in the weight room and […]

New coach changing team culture

New coach changing team culture

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  It’s been 12 years since the Pima Community College men’s basketball team has had a winning season. Newly hired head coach Brian Peabody plans to change that statistic. Peabody feels he can build a winning team, though he warns it may take a few seasons. “I would love to play as up-tempo […]

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Peabody takes second shot as coach

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Peabody takes second shot as coach

By STEVE CHOICE Brian Peabody is back for his second stint as the men’s basketball coach at Pima Community College, and he loves what he’s seeing. “I couldn’t be happier about being here,” Peabody said. “It’s been night and day from the first time around. It seems like we’re so much further ahead in the […]