Women’s basketball opens ACCAC play with victory

The Cochise College women’s basketball team opened ACCAC play Tuesday night with a victory Phoenix College 73-55.

Leading scorer Mamita Diagne had 23 points and 11 rebounds. Jazzmyn Hughes had 16 point, and freshman Awa Keita followed with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. The lady Apaches shot 48% from the field and 80% from the free-throw line. Cochise out-rebounded Phoenix 33-20.

“It was a good game to open conference play,” said Coach Laura Hughes.  “The players competed hard for 40 minutes and executed the game plan that we had work on all week.”

The Apaches are now 6-1 on the season and 1-0 in conference play.