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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 […]

Gershman earns All-American honors

Gershman earns All-American honors

By MICKEY RAY LAMB Pima Community College men’s basketball sophomore forward Ben “Murphy” Gershman was named a Second-Team NJCAA II All American. Gershman started in 27 of 31 games this season, leading the Aztecs to a 18-13 overall record, posting 20 double-doubles averaging 24.4 points and 12 rebounds per game. Gershman was named NJCAA Player […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs end season with heartbreaker

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs end season with heartbreaker

By DEANNA SHERMAN The Pima Community College’s women’s basketball team ended its season early in a loss to Phoenix College 55-53 on March 4 at the West Campus gym. Despite Pima having the No. 1 seed over No. 4 Phoenix going into the Region I, Division II Tournament semi-finals, the Aztecs struggled to pull out […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Playoffs end early in semifinals play

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Playoffs end early in semifinals play

By CALEB FOSTER The Pima Community College men’s basketball team ended its season with an 80-71 loss against Tohono O’Odham in Sells on March 4. The Aztecs struggled all season against Tohono O’Odham, dropping both of their regular season matchups. The Aztecs came out slow in the semifinal game, being outscored 39-24 in the first […]

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 […]

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 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: 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 […]

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 […]

Online Extra: The Pima men upset Chandler-Gilbert, stand one win from Nationals

Online Extra: The Pima men upset Chandler-Gilbert, stand one win from Nationals

Story by James Kelley Photo by Daniel Gaona The Chandler-Gilbert Community College men’s basketball team dominated the Pima Community College hoops team during the regular season, but the Aztecs won the one that counts. No. 3 seed PCC upset the No. 2 seed Coyotes 73-65 in the semifinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association […]

Online Update: Men’s basketball overpowers Scottsdale

Online Update: Men’s basketball overpowers Scottsdale

Story by James Kelley Photo by Daniel Gaona The Pima Community College men’s basketball team advanced to the second round after dominating Scottsdale Community College in a 96-74 win on Tuesday night at home. The No. 3 seeded Aztecs blew out the No. 4 seeded Fighting Artichokes from the start. Freshman forward Daniel Conorque led […]

Online Update: Women’s basketball set to host championship

Online Update: Women’s basketball set to host championship

Story by James Kelley Photo by Daniel Gaona The Pima Community College women’s basketball team moved one step closer to returning to Nationals on Tuesday night. The seventh ranked and top seeded Aztecs beat No. 4 seeded South Mountain Community College 65-55 to clinch a spot in the finals of the National Junior College Athletic […]

Rising star wins national player of the week award

Rising star wins national player of the week award

By Daniel Gaona Photo by Daniel Gaona Travares Peterson recently won Division II National Junior College Athletic Association player of the week, and he didn’t even know it. “I actually didn’t know that I had gotten national player of the week,” Peterson said. “Someone told me I got conference player of the week and then […]

Men's basketball ends three-game losing streak

Men’s basketball ends three-game losing streak

By Chris Beck Coming off an upset on its home court, the Pima Community College men’s basketball team struggled to a three-game losing streak but recoiled with a win to end that skid. The Aztecs lost to Arizona Western College 68-79 on Jan. 27 and then to Phoenix College 72-85 on Jan. 30, leaving Pima […]

Online Extra: Women’s basketball pushes Central Arizona to the limit

Online Extra: Women’s basketball pushes Central Arizona to the limit

By James Kelley and Eric Townsend The Pima Community College women’s basketball team’s bid for a historic win came up just short. The No. 11 Aztecs (18-7, 13-4 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) hosted super power No. 8 Central Arizona College on Feb. 10 seeking to snap the Vaqueras’ 144 ACCAC game win streak but […]