Men's Basketball 2004-05 News & Notes


ACCAC Players Continue Collegiate Career at 4-Year Institutions —The members of the ACCAC have prepared 24 student-athlete men's basketball players from the 2004-2005 season to continue their playing careers at 4-year schools. |more|

Arizona Western Falls in National Championship Opener — Arizona Western dropped a 76-69 dcision to Midland College in the opening round of the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Tournament. Arizona Western will now face Northeastern JC in the consolation bracket on Thursday at 12:45 pm in Hutchinson, KS. Tournament Web Site

South Mountain Falls in Distict Title Game — Brown Mackie (KS) defeated South Mountain 82-66 to capture the District Championship and avance to the NJCAA Division 2National Championship Tournament. Playoff Schedule

Arizona Western Captures Region I Title, Advances to NJCAA DI Tourney— Arizona Western defeated Mesa 73-53 to capture the 2005 NJCAA Region I Division 1 Championship and advance to the NJCAA National Championships in Hutchinson, Kansas. Playoff Schedule

Mesa, Arizona Western Advance to Championship Game — #3 seed Mesa defeated #2 seed Cochise 90-87 when Arturo Donzella nailed a halfcourt shot as the final buzzer sounded. Top-seed Arizona Western earned its ticket to the title match with an 80-54 win over #4 Yavapai. The championship will be played at Arizona Western on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Playoff Schedule

South Mountain Best Phoenix to Capture Region Title, Advances to District Championships — South Mountain scored a 95-75 victory over Phoenix College to capture the 2005 NJCAA Region I Division 2 Championship. The Cougars advance to the Region Championship game and will face either Brown Mackie (KS) or Rose State (OK) on Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Salina, Kansas. Playoff Schedule

Phoenix College Advances to Region Finals — Phoenix College defeated Glendale 110-79 to advance to the NJCAA Region I Division 2 Championship game against top seed South Mountain. Dave Lopez led the Bears attack with 28 points.Playoff Schedule

NJCAA Region I, Division 1 & 2 Tourney Brackets Set — NJCAA Division I Arizona Western is the top seed and will host the four team Ragion 1 tourney which is set to begin March 10. The Division 2 tournament has top seeded South Mountain awaiting the winner of #3 seed Glendale at #2 seed Phoenix. View Schedule

ACCAC Men's Basketball Postseason Honors Presented — South Mountain's Rayshaun Ames is the 2004-05 ACCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year. Orlando Griego (Cochise) was selected the Conference Freshman of the Year while the Coach of the Year honor goes to Arizona Western's Kelly Green. More

Arizona Western, South Mountain Lead the Way for All-Region Honors — Arizona Western placed a pair of players on the NJCAA Region I Division 1 First Team while South Mountain accomplished the same feat on the Division 2 list. More

Yavapai's Byrd is ACCAC Player of the Week — The ACCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week award for February 27 goes to Yavapai's Sterling Byrd. More

Griego Earns Second ACCAC Weekly Honor — Cochise's Orlando Griego earned his second ACCAC Player of the Week award for the 2004-05 season after leading the Apaches to a pair of Conference victories. More

SMCC's Ames Makes in Two in a Row for ACCAC — South Mountain's Rayshaun Ames made it back-to-back for the ACCAC as he won the NJCAA's Division II Men's Basketball National Player of the Week award for the week ending February 15. More

Taking AMES on the ACCAC Player of the Week Award — South Mountain's Rayshaun Ames earned the ACCAC Player of the Week honor after posting a pair of double-doubles on the week. More

Scottsdale's Wheeler Receives National Honor — Mickey Wheeler of Scottsdale Community College has been honored by the NJCAA as the Division II National Palyer of he week for the week ending February 8. More

Wheeler's Triple Double Leads to ACCAC POW — Scottdale's Mickey Wheeler posted a triple double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the way to his being selected the ACCAC's Men's Basketball Player of the Week. More

Cochise's Jerry Carrillo Wins 200th Game — Head Coach Jerry Carrillo earned his 200th career victory in grand style as the Apache defeated Mesa 91-87 in overtime. More

Mesa's Barfield Earns ACCAC Weekly Honor — Quinn Barfield averaged 26 points in two games for Mesa to earn the ACCAC's Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor. More

Ames Scores ACCAC Honor — South Mountain's Rayshaun Ames has been selected the ACCAC player of the week after leading the Cougars to a 2-1 record on the week by averaging 25.7 points in the three outings. More

EAC's Sone Finister Tabbed ACCAC's Weekly Best — Sone Finister earned ACCAC Player of the Week honors after leading the Gilamonters to a pair of Conference victories on the week. More

Griego Earns ACCAC Player of the Week — Cochise's Orlando Griego led the Apaches to a 3-0 record on the week with three double-doubles to earn the ACCAC's Player of the Week honor. More

Mesa's Perry Tabbed ACCAC Player of the Week — Nate Perry led Mesa to a 2-1 record on the week to earn the ACCAC Player of the Week honor for the week ending December 12. Perry averaged 25.7 points and 12.7 rebounds per game for the week. More

Shaw Named Player of the Week in Leading Central Arizona — Willie Shaw's play has earned him the first ACCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor for the 2004-2005 season and has Central Arizona sitting in a tie for the lead in the Conference at 2-0 in the ACCAC and 6-1 overall. Player of the Week | Standings | Scores

ACCAC Releases 2004-05 Composite Schedule — Eastern Arizona will open the 2004-2005 ACCAC men's basketball season when it host Grand Canyon JV on November 3rd. Complete Schedule

NJCAA Ranks Arizona Western, South Mountain in Preseason Poll —South Mountain opens the 2004-05 season ranked 7th in the NJCAA Division I poll, while South Mountain holds the #18 spot in Division II. More

ACCAC Jamboree Set for October 2nd at Scottsdale — The ACCAC men's basketball jamboree will be hosted by Scottsdale Community College on October 2nd. The action begins at 10 a.m. View Schedule

Arizona Western Tops 2004-2005 Preseason Poll — Arizona Western garnered nine of the 11 first place votes and are the preseason favorites to capture the 2005 ACCAC crown. More

ACCAC Hoops Programs Announce 2004 Signees — The men's and women's basketball programs of the ACCAC have announced their 2004 signees. View Signees for All Schools