The Cochise College women’s basketball team got a big win over Division 1 rival Eastern Arizona 66-57. Eastern Arizona led 10-8 after the first quarter. However, Cochise outscored Eastern by 10 in the second quarter. Two of the top defensive teams in the conference battled for the rest of the game to put points on the board. Cochise outscored Eastern 22-16 in the fourth quarter to secure the win. The win puts Cochise two games ahead of Eastern for the #2 seed in the playoffs with six games left to play.
Vinisha Sherrod led all scoring with 18 points. Raena Suggs and Janessa Johnson each chipped in with 12 points apiece. The Apaches are now 20-4 on the season.
Coach Laura Hughes said, “We knew it would be a low scoring game. They are a great defensive team. Our team did a great job of executing the game plan and holding them to 57 points. We continue to focus on one game at a time and getting better every day.”
The Apaches travel to take on #16 ranked Mesa Community College, Saturday, February 8. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.