Matador Headlines

  • 04 Dec

    MBB: Defense Slows Cochise for 8th Straight

    YUMA, Ariz. –The Arizona Western Matadors (9-2 overall, 3-0 ACCAC) set the tone early defensively and got enough offense to earn the 68-53 conference win over the Cochise Apaches (7-2 overall, 2-2 ACCAC).  

    The Matadors controlled the Apaches pace from the start and dictated the tempo, translating 12 turnovers into 14 points that gave the Mats 37-26 lead at the end of the first half.  

  • 04 Dec

    WBB: Slow Shooting Dooms Mats

    YUMA, Ariz--- The Arizona Western College Matadors (5-5 overall, 1-2 ACCAC) dropped 63-50 contest to the Cochise College Apaches (8-1 overall, 3-1 ACCAC) at The House Wednesday evening in an ACCAC contest.

  • 04 Dec

    Garciglia Banuelos Named All-American


    YUMA, Ariz---Armed with an incredible serve and shouldering a bulk of the Matador attack in 2019, Sophomore Melissa Garciglia Banuelos was named to the NJCAA All-American 2nd team announced Wednesday.

  • 04 Dec

    Acosta Resigns as Women's Soccer Coach


    YUMA, Ariz. – After two of the most successful seasons in the history of Women’s Soccer at Arizona Western College, Head Coach Nicole Acosta announced her resignation to pursue other endeavors.

    Acosta’s first season proved to be a smashing success in 2018 as the Lady Matadors set program marks with 21 wins, a conference championship, and the program’s first appearance at the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.

  • 30 Nov

    WBB: Mats Topple Anoka-Ramsey

    YUMA, Ariz---The Arizona Western Lady Matadors (5-4 overall, 1-1 ACCAC) raced out to an early lead en route to a 74-62 win over the Anoka Ramsey (MN) Golden Rams (4-4 overall) to close out the Thanksgiving Classic Saturday afternoon at The House.

  • 29 Nov

    WBB: Upset Bid Falls Short vs. Midland (TX)

    YUMA, Ariz---A double digit lead in the first half faded away as the Arizona Western Lady Matadors (4-4 overall, 1-1 ACCAC) upset bid over the #13 Midland (TX) Chaparrals (9-2 overall) fell short in a 58-32 loss Friday evening at The House.

    The Mat's opener for the Thanksgiving Classic started off plentiful with AWC dropping eight three-pointers to build a twelve point lead to start the second half.

  • 29 Nov

    MBB: Mats Knock Down IVC

    YUMA, Ariz--- A big second half allowed the Arizona Western Matadors (8-2 overall, 2-0 ACCAC) to cruise to their seventh consecutive victory, a 75-56 non-conference win over the Imperial Valley (CA) Arabs (0-6 overall, 0-0 conference) Friday afternoon at The House.

    The Matadors overcame a slow start in which they struggled to score from the perimeter, shooting just one of ten from the three-point arc, and fell behind the Arabs midway through the first half.

  • 26 Nov

    Basketball vs. Pima Rescheduled for Dec. 9

    Games originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 26th in Tucson have been rescheduled for Monday, December 9th due to traveling issues.


    The games between Arizona Western College and Pima Community College will begin with women's basketball at 5:30pm and the men will follow at approximately 7:30pm.

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