Women's Basketball | 02/26/2021
Lady Mats Downed by #11 Central Arizona
|Arizona Western College||70|
|Central Arizona College||89|
COOLIDGE, Ariz---After falling behind early, the Arizona Western Lady Matadors (3-7 overall, 3-4 ACCAC) could not catch up to the #11 Central Arizona Vaqueras Thursday night at Central Arizona College.
The Matadors cold shooting in the first quarter combined with Central's persistent attack at the basket made it 15-5 at the end of the first quarter.
Arizona Western began to open up a bit in the second quarter as Jenny Nkem-Womsi connected on three buckets, but Central maintained a double-digit lead at the half 38-25.
LaKeycia Bables, Faith Silva, Danalia Brown, and Hanah Sims all hit three's in the third quarter as the pace of the game quickened but Central closed the game out by shooting 52% from three themselves to hold off Arizona Western's late offensive push.
Silva led the way with the Matadors with 15 points, Teresa Da Silva finished with 14.
Arizona Western is back in action Friday night in California taking on Region I competitor Community Christian at 5:00pm PT/6:00pm MT. Fans are no permitted and there is no communication on availability of a live stream.