MBB: Mats Fend Off Vaqueros 93-90

YUMA, Ariz. – Arizona Western used monster games from their backcourt in order to cling on to a 93-90 home win over Central Arizona Wednesday.


The combo of Cash Williams and Bryson Langdon carried a bulk of the scoring for the Mats in a wild game that featured 11 lead changes and was in doubt multiple times.


Williams posted a career high 27 points while Langdon supplemented 25 points in the win.


The game was a see saw from the start.


Arizona Western (15-5, 9-3 ACCAC) traded leads with the Vaqueros 5 times in the opening half and building the games largest lead at nine points, seven minutes in. But the Vaqueros kept pace behind Andrew Leonard who hit his first three shots from deep.


The Vaqueros (7-13, 5-7 ACCAC) also made use of 9 offensive rebounds in the first half which they converted into 14 points.


The Matadors countered with a big second half from three, hitting on five of seven attempts, and shot 47% from three for the game.


Central wouldn’t fade away getting large performances from Meekness Payne and Andrew Leonard, who each had four three’s themselves.


Arizona Western has now won 6 of its last 7 and maintains pace atop the conference.


The Matadors conclude the home-stand on Saturday, welcoming in Tohono O’odham to The House at 7:30pm.


Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma.



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