Mats Hoops Go for Sweeps in Mesa

With the end of a long road trip in sight, the Matador Hoops teams hit the road to take on the Mesa Thunderbirds.

Both matchups feature Matador and Thunderbird teams within two games of each other.

Arizona Western’s men look to prevent its first losing streak of the season after consecutive road losses to Pima and Cochise.

In both losses the Matadors saw one of its primary scorers held under their season averages and left the difference of the game at the free-throw line while falling by less than 7 points each game.

Mesa is coming off of consecutive road losses themselves, two games back of the Matadors, who are in third place.

The Thunderbirds are led by a trio of scorers in Elijah Moore, Rajhan Billingsley, and Kyle Fischer who combine for 35 points per game.

Arizona Western looks for the season sweep after beating Mesa 92-80 in Decmber.

But first, the Women’s game will feature a pair of teams separated by just a game.

The Lady Matadors have lost three of their last four and three straight road games as they look to bounce back against the Lady Thunderbirds who are a game better.

Arizona Western continues to search for offensive consistency but have found flashes from different scorers on the current road swing. Vinyet Garcia was tied for the team lead with 11 points in Saturday’s loss to Cochise and Jasmina Jones has averaged 8 points over the last two games.

The Mats go for the season sweep after knocking off Mesa 51-47 on December 8th behind 16 points from Mar Ibern.

Fans in Yuma can listen to the game on the radio via 560 KBLU with the pre-game show beginning at 5:20. The women tip at 5:30pm and the men will follow immediately after, around 7:30pm.

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