Aztecs women's basketball put on a clinic at the foul line to down Tohono O'odham CC

Freshmen Marlena Arroyo-Plata (Campo Verde HS) and Alyssa Perez (Marana HS) combine to score 30 points off the bench as the No. 13 ranked Aztecs women's basketball team beat Tohono O'odham Community College 88-69. The Aztecs went 33 for 35 from the foul line. They are now 15-10 overall and 11-6 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Freshmen Marlena Arroyo-Plata (Campo Verde HS) and Alyssa Perez (Marana HS) combine to score 30 points off the bench as the No. 13 ranked Aztecs women's basketball team beat Tohono O'odham Community College 88-69. The Aztecs went 33 for 35 from the foul line. They are now 15-10 overall and 11-6 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College women's basketball team (15-10, 11-6 in ACCAC) seized its opportunities at the free throw line on Saturday against Tohono O'odham Community College (12-13, 8-9).

  • The No. 13 ranked Aztecs went 33 for 35 from the free throw stripe in their 88-69 win over the Jegos.
  • With the game tied at 47-47 midway through the third quarter, the Aztecs finished on a 14-5 run to make it 61-52 heading into the fourth quarter.
  • The Aztecs took their first double digit lead at 63-52 one minute into the fourth. They outscored the Jegos 27-17 in the final period.
  • Sophomore Jacqulynn Nakai (Coconino HS) led all scores with 26 points. She struggled from the field going 5 for 13 but she was a perfect 14 for 14 from the foul line. She also added six rebounds and five assists. She passed Sydni Stallowrth (Palo Verde HS) for the second spot in the all-time points list. Nakai now sits with 1,121 points and looks to pass Tia Morrison (1,194).
  • Freshman Hallie Lawson (Campo Verde HS) finished with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. She went 6 for 10 from the field.
  • Freshmen Alyssa Perez (Marana HS) and Marlena Arroyo-Plata (Campo Verde HS) were major contributors off the bench as they combined for 30 points. Perez finished with 16 points on 5 for 7 shooting while Arroyo-Plata fell a rebound shy of a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds. She went 6 for 6 from the foul line.
  • The Aztecs swept the regular season meetings as they beat the Jegos 97-53 in December.

The Aztecs will hit the road on Wednesday when they play at Mesa Community College. Tipoff is at 5:30 p.m.

TOCC   22   15   15   17   69
PCC      21   17   23   27   88