Spruit sets Pima record with nine 3-pointers as Aztecs women's basketball beats Arizona Western College

Sophomore Izzy Spruit (Mesquite HS) set a new Pima record with nine 3-pointers on her way to score a game-high 30 points in Pima's 76-65 win at Arizona Western College. The Aztecs will play No. 3 seed Glendale Community College in Tuesday's Region I, Division II semifinal game. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Sophomore Izzy Spruit (Mesquite HS) set a new Pima record with nine 3-pointers on her way to score a game-high 30 points in Pima's 76-65 win at Arizona Western College. The Aztecs will play No. 3 seed Glendale Community College in Tuesday's Region I, Division II semifinal game. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College women's basketball team (22-8, 16-6 in ACCAC) closed out the regular season on Tuesday with a statement win over a Division I opponent.

Sophomore Izzy Spruit (Mesquite HS) drained a new Pima school record of nine 3-pointers and scored 30 points as the No. 13 ranked Aztecs beat Arizona Western College (21-9, 16-6) 76-65 in Yuma. Spruit went 10 for 17 from the field to go along with five rebounds and two steals.

The Aztecs trailed at the end of the first quarter but took a 31-25 halftime lead after outscoring the Matadors 19-11 in the second quarter. The Aztecs took a double-digit advantage at 52-40 to close out the third.

Sophomore Christine Ortega (Flowing Wells HS) scored 20 points on 8 for 11 shooting and also had nine rebounds. Freshman Jacqulynn Nakai (Coconino HS) contributed with 11 points, five assists and three steals.

The Aztecs swept the regular season meetings with the Matadors. They won 89-74 last month at the West Campus Gymnasium.

The Aztecs secured a 16-6 record in the ACCAC conference for the second straight year. This is the third straight year the program has won 20 games or more.

The Aztecs will be the No. 2 seed for the Region I, Division II Tournament. They'll play No. 3 Glendale Community College on Tuesday at the West Campus Gymnasium. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

PCC     12     19     21     24     76
AWC   14     11     15     25     65