Cochise Apaches stay hot from the field.
The Cochise College Runnin’ Apaches earn a second win against Taylormade Prep on Saturday afternoon at home court. An early 18-2 run lead by smothering defense and Freshman Chris Whitaker opened up the game. The Apaches kept the momentum of the day prior and showed no signs of slowing down as they ended the half with a 74-25 lead. Efficiency on both ends of the floor was evident from the Cochise Men’s Basketball team as they seemed to limit their opposition to one shot per possession and scoring on nearly 70% of theirs. Sophomores Justus Rainwater and Jamaure Gregg combined for a shooting percentage of 93, missing only one shot between the two.
Chris Whitaker and fellow freshman, Naje Smith lead the Apaches with 25 and 24 points respectively. Smith added 11 rebounds to give himself his first career double-double. Gregg also chipped in with a double-double of his own at 15 points and 11 rebounds while Mahki Morris kept up his hot shooting from behind the arc with four treys finishing with 16 points. The floor generals, Darnell Robateau and Jalun Trent combined for 15 assists and kept the pace of play at the high octane speed Head Coach Jerry Carrillo wants. “The guys had a great weekend. They responded to the defensive reset we wanted coming into today’s game,” said Jerry Carrillo, men’s basketball head coach.
The Apaches will host Fastbreak Prep in the Cochise College Stronghold Gym on Tuesday, November 6 at 7 p.m.