RSSAll Entries Tagged With: "Basketball"

SPORTS BRIEFS

SPORTS BRIEFS

Compiled by Casey Muse Jr. and Nicholas Trujillo   James takes NJCAA Player of the Year During the Pima Community College men’s basketball season, one sophomore stood apart: Deion James. The sophomore forward was named the 2017 Spalding NJCAA Division II Player of the Year. The week before, James was also named to the NJCAA […]

Sports briefs

Sports briefs

Compiled by Nicholas Trujillo With the winter season ending and the spring seasons already well underway, Pima Community College has had many student-athletes earn awards for their efforts in the season. Others have accepted offers from universities.   Stallworth earns top rank for second time This year marks the second year in a row that […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Raise NBA age limit

ATHLETIC VOICE: Raise NBA age limit

By RENE ESCOBAR As the men’s college basketball season ends, work for the players is just beginning. The dreams for these athletes is starting to become a reality. The National Basketball Association has begun sending invitations to the nation’s top prospects to attend the combine where scouts, coaches, and general managers find their next franchise […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Acedo sets sight on Division II

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Acedo sets sight on Division II

By ZACH SMITH Emilio Acedo’s lifelong dream of achieving college basketball success came to a halt two years after his high school graduation. Acedo left Salpointe Catholic High School in 2011 as the Southern Arizona Player of the Year. Following a standout senior year, he’d garnered interest from several Division II and a few Division […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs earn win at nationals, wrap up great season

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs earn win at nationals, wrap up great season

By CASEY MUSE JR. The Pima Community College men’s basketball team cruised into the NJCAA national tournament after a great season at the conference level. The Aztecs played each of their opponents close and did everything they could to make the Pima community proud. The team finished with a record of 22-13, and brought home […]

Aztecs to face Glendale in playoff game.

Aztecs to face Glendale in playoff game.

 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 […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Madness launches March 14

ATHLETIC VOICE: Madness launches March 14

By CASEY MUSE JR. Ah, March. This the month in which the weather warms, the plants grow and the nation’s most intense single-elimination sports tournament occurs. The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament will take place March 14-April 3, with games occurring in venues all across the country. The tournament is an opportunity for 68 […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Pima riding wave to postseason

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima riding wave to postseason

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 […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs catching fire at right time

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs catching fire at right time

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College men’s basketball team has won five of their last six games and is finding consistency on both ends of the court as they inch closer to postseason play. The team is all about staying together and filling their roles.  Feb. 4: PCC 111, Eastern Arizona 100 The Aztecs […]

Lethal offense gets Pima back on track

Lethal offense gets Pima back on track

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, […]

UA men’s basketball in need of spark

UA men’s basketball in need of spark

By FRANCISCO ZAPATA The University of Arizona men’s basketball team stands as one of Tucson’s top sport programs. It’s often a topic of discussion in Tucson, including at Pima Community College. UA constantly provides top-ranked teams drawn from talented recruiting classes. However, the beginning of the 2016-17 season has been hard for the Wildcats. The […]

Classic hopes to raise awareness

Classic hopes to raise awareness

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The second annual Tohono O’odham Community College Native American Classic basketball tournament, held at Pima Community College, offered a deeper message than competition. The tournament represents a blend of culture, athletics and community collaborations. In addition to basketball, the three-day event featured cultural dancers, singers and food vendors. Matt Vargas, head coach […]

MEN’S BASKETBALL: PCC opens season with blowout wins

MEN’S BASKETBALL: PCC opens season with blowout wins

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 […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Court storming must end

ATHLETIC VOICE: Court storming must end

By JASON WEIR The home team plays its division rival, a team that won the conference tourney for the last six years. This time the home team is ahead when the final horn sounds, and jubilant fans storm the court. Sports fans have seen the moment many times and debated it for years. Those against […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs honor sophomores in win

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs honor sophomores in win

By JASON WEIR The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (22-7, 16-5 in ACCAC) finished the regular season schedule and is ready for the Division II Playoffs. The Aztecs went 1-2 since their Feb. 10 match up, losing the first two games. The Aztecs rebounded from those losses with an impressive win against South Mountain […]