Men's Basketball | 02/13/2021
MBB: Dunlop's Double: Double-Double
YUMA, ARIZ---A quick start and a consistent big man, supported by a deep bench, powered the 24th ranked Arizona Western Matadors (6-1 overall, 5-1 ACCAC) to the series victory over the Eastern Arizona Gila Monsters (1-3 overall, 1-3 ACCAC) Saturday afternoon with a 73-59 win at The House in Yuma.
James Dunlop snagged the final errant shot of the game a moment before the horn sounded to earn his second double-double of the weekend while leading the Matadors with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
AWC got off to a fast start behind 3's from Stanley Harley, Leo Gerardo, Evan Butts and Malik Salahuddin. Establishing a 14-point lead at the break.
Evan Butts and Leo Gerardo continued to hit from deep in the second half and Marquis Hargrove and Mojus Mojus combined for 18 rebounds as Arizona Western held off a three-pronged attack from Eastern.
The Matadors outrebounded EAC for the second consecutive game while also limiting their own turnovers to single digits.
The win gives AWC the season series (3-1) over Eastern.
Arizona Western will be back at home on Tuesday, hosting Central Arizona at 7:30pm in The House.