#23 ranked Cochise College Women’s Basketball team set the tone from the tip, jumping out to an early 23-7 lead after the first quarter. Defensive steals fueled the Apaches defense as #14 ranked (Division Two) Chandler couldn’t handle the pressure applied by the Apaches.
Leading the scoring for the Apaches was Yemiyah Morris with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Awa Keita chipped in 22, and Jazzy Hughes added 14. The Apaches out rebounded Chandler by 23.
Coach Laura Hughes said, “This victory was a great team effort. We set the tone with our defense and took Chandler out of what they wanted to do. Offensively we pounded the ball inside, and our posts responded by finishing and dominating the paint.”
The Apaches return home to take on South Mountain, Saturday, January 12.
Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.