The Cochise College Women’s Basketball team jumped to a big lead and cruised to a win over Eastern Arizona 87-57. The Lady Apaches led 22-8 after the first quarter and 45-22 at the half. Cochise was led by Mamita Diagne’s 23 points and 9 rebounds. Awa Keita chipped in with 13 points and 5 rebounds. The Apaches dominated the rebounding stats, getting 22 offensive boards for the game.
“It was a great team effort,” stated coach Laura Hughes. “We jumped out to an early lead and showed a lot of energy on the defensive end and executed well versus their zone.”
The Apaches are now 7-2 overall and 2-1 in conference.
Cochise will go back on the road to face Arizona Western College on Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Yuma AZ. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and can be seen on the Matadors Sports Network at www.awcmatadors.com.