Cochise set the tone from the get-go jumping out to a 27-15 lead after the first quarter. Defensive takeaways fueled the Cochise offense as Tohono could not handle the hot outside shooting and speed of the Apaches. The Apaches held Tohono to seven points and five points in the second and third quarters. Raena Suggs and Sharmayne Finley led all scorers, both with 18 points. Janessa Johnson chipped in with 12 points. Christina Thames added ten rebounds for the night.
Women’s basketball is now 22-4 overall and continues to work towards securing the second seed for the playoffs.
Coach Laura Hughes said, “Tonight was a great overall team effort. We shot the ball really well and dominated the boards. Hopefully, we can continue to shoot the ball like we did tonight and continue to improve every game.”
Next up: The Apaches travel to Chandler-Gilbert, February 15, Saturday. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.