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Pima enjoys three-game win streak

Pima enjoys three-game win streak

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (17-12, 12-9 in ACCAC) has found itself on a three-game win streak and has hit the ground running as the 2015-16 regular season play winds down. Pima was victorious in a back-and-fourth game Feb. 20 against South Mountain Community College. The Aztecs won 111-108 in […]

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs avoid back-to-back losses

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs avoid back-to-back losses

By JASON WEIR The Pima Community College women’s basketball team got right back to their winning ways after having an 11-game win streak snapped on Jan. 23 at Phoenix College. The Aztecs went 3-1 in the two-week span, winning back-to-back games before a loss to Eastern Arizona. A Feb. 10 game at Mesa Community College […]

Men’s team falls against Phoenix

Men’s team falls against Phoenix

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 […]

Athletic Voice: Kerr is a role model

Athletic Voice: Kerr is a role model

by KIT B. FASSLER It’s basketball season. So it’s time to remember Wildcat Steve Kerr, a legendary name and one of Arizona’s fan favorites. Kerr became such a popular athlete due to his leadership and long range shooting. Kerr received a scholarship to attend the University of Arizona and started his freshman year in the […]

Sports Analysis: Basketball players need more time in college

Sports Analysis: Basketball players need more time in college

By WILL WILLCOXSON In a dream world, our favorite college basketball stars would keep their talents at our schools as long as possible. But in today’s world of college sports, the majority of the great players break for the opportunity to shine in the NBA. The current rule set by the National College Players Association […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs defeat No. 1 Phoenix College

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs defeat No. 1 Phoenix College

By CALEB FOSTER The Pima Community College men’s basketball team pulled an upset win against No. 1 Phoenix College on Nov. 22 to put them at 1-1 in conference play. The 89-76 victory brought the team’s overall record to 5-1. The Aztecs won the first half 43-30 and were able to keep a lead throughout […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Peabody changes team culture

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Peabody changes team culture

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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, […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs win two straight

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs win two straight

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 […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Playoff chances in jeopardy

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Playoff chances in jeopardy

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 […]

Coaches for Charity gives back to athletes

Coaches for Charity gives back to athletes

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College Athletic Director Edgar Soto wears many hats throughout his work day, including assisting with a local charity that gives back to injured student athletes. The group, Coaches for Charity, had a very different mission when originally founded in 2009. Their first goal was to raise money to help with […]

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 […]

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 […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Pima gets back in win column

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima gets back in win column

By STEVE CHOICE The Pima Community College women’s basketball team opened conference play with a 66-56 home win over Glendale Community College on Nov. 17. With the win, the Aztecs stand at 2-4 on the young season. Sophomore center A’jha Edwards had a busy day for PCC, scoring 27 points and clearing 19 boards off […]