Central Arizona extended its winning streak to seven and has expanded its lead in ACCAC women's basketball to three games.
The Vaqueras won twice during the period Jan. 20-26, beating Arizona Western, 85-69, and Mesa, 61-46. That put them at 18-3 and 13-0 in conference play wins with seven straight victories. In the AZW contest Makayla Pippin had 26 points and Ayanna Clark 22 with Clark going 9-13 and contributing 13 rebounds. In addition, Jenay Bojoquez had an amazing 16 assists. AZW was paced by Arianna Pagan with 16 points. Against Mesa Pippin added 17 more and Clark 16 along with ten rebounds.
MCC's loss dropped the T-Birds (13-7, 10-3) into a second-place tie with Cochise. In Mesa's other game last week it defeated Tohono O'odham, 87-68. Jayce Salabiye hit 8-10 from the floor and scored 22 points while Stacey Begay went 7-9 from the field and scored 21 off the bench. A'Yonna Wilson had the big game for TOCC with 28 points.
Cochise (18-3, 10-3) won twice, and has now taken ten in a row, to jump into the tie with MCC. The Apaches beat Pima on the road, 69-60, with Raena Suggs scoring 18, Sharmayne Finley 14, and Vinisha Sherrod 12. CC then visted Scottsdale and came away with an 80-51 win as five players hit double figures, topped by Sherrod with 23.
The week ended with Eastern Arizona and Pima tied for fourth place. EAC (15-6, 8-5) won twice. The Gila Monsters downed Scottsdale, 65-56. Dania Stafford had the big night with 19 points and 14 rebounds, while Veronica Perez scored 17 in a reserve role for SCC. Against Pima Stafford had a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Sina Tapasa scored 11 with ten boards.
Pima (14-6, 8-5) slipped to two games back in the Division II race.