Apaches are too much to handle for Fastbreak Prep.
The Cochise College Apaches took it to Fastbreak Prep last night at the Stronghold Gym. The Apaches have completed their second game in a row with a defensive field goal percentage of under 30. At the end of the first half, the Apaches took a 58-31 lead into the locker room, holding Fastbreak prep to only eight field goals. It was the same story in the second half. Cochise was able to find the shooters of Fastbreak Prep and contest nearly every shot and limit the opposition to one shot per possession.
Sophomore Mahki Morris has continued his hot shooting start to the season. He led the Apaches with 26 points on a very efficient 9-14 shooting. Fellow sophomore, Justus Rainwater was a force on the defensive end with three of his four blocked shots coming in the first half. Rainwater had an early barrage of thunderous putback dunks that created the momentum for the Runnin’ Apaches. Jamaure Gregg snatched a game-high 14 rebounds and added 10 points to notch his 3rd double-double in as many games. Sophomore transfer, Darnell Robateau has been able to keep his floor game consistent for Cochise as he was able to push the pace of play by grabbing defensive rebounds and finding his teammates in transition.
Cochise Head Coach Jerry Carrillo said, “Our Sophomores are doing a great job of showing leadership on the floor, both defensively and offensively.”
The Apaches will finish their season-opening homestand at the Stronghold on Saturday, November 10 vs. Loyalty College Prep at 4 p.m.