Five score in double figures as Aztecs men's basketball proves too much for Central Arizona College

Sophomore Rashad Smith fell short of a triple-double with a team-high 19 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists as the Aztecs men's basketball team dominated Central Arizona College 86-66. The Aztecs improved to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in ACCAC conference. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum
Sophomore Rashad Smith fell short of a triple-double with a team-high 19 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists as the Aztecs men's basketball team dominated Central Arizona College 86-66. The Aztecs improved to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in ACCAC conference. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum

The Pima Community College men's basketball team (4-3, 2-1 in ACCAC) established its dominance on Wednesday against Central Arizona College (3-5, 0-4).

  • The Aztecs led from start to finish as they defeated the Vaqueros 86-66 at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium.
  • The Aztecs opened the game on a 21-4 run as sophomore Nick Rosquist (The Gregory School) caught fire and scored 12 straight points for the Aztecs. He started the game going 4 for 4 from three-point range. The Vaqueros closed the gap to a 10-point deficit at 40-30 with under a minute left. The Aztecs led 43-32 at halftime.
  • The Aztecs outscored the Vaqueros 43-34 in the second half.
  • The Aztecs produced five scorers in double figures. Sophomore Rashad Smith (Hamilton HS) led the way with 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
  • Rosquist finished with 18 points off the bench. He went 6 for 9 from three-point range. Sophomore Jordan Robinson (Tucson HS) went 7 for 10 from the field and posted 17 points and six assists.
  • Sophomore Cole Gerken (Ironwood Ridge HS) had 12 points to go along with eight assists and six rebounds while freshman Sammy Legleu (Nogales HS) posted 12 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Cedric Cotton (Pueblo HS) was a difference maker on defense as he grabbed 12 rebounds and also had four blocks.

The Aztecs will play at Scottsdale Community College and will be the first game on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

CAC   32   34   66
PCC    43   43   86