Aztecs men's basketball fall at the buzzer at Mesa CC

Sophomore Rashad Smith (Hamilton HS) scored a game-high 24 points along with nine rebounds but the Aztecs men's basketball team lost at the buzzer 63-62 at Mesa Community College. The Aztecs are now 10-5 overall and 4-3 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum
Sophomore Rashad Smith (Hamilton HS) scored a game-high 24 points along with nine rebounds but the Aztecs men's basketball team lost at the buzzer 63-62 at Mesa Community College. The Aztecs are now 10-5 overall and 4-3 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum

The Pima Community College men's basketball team (10-5, 4-3 in ACCAC) returned to ACCAC conference play on Saturday but dropped a tough one on the road at Mesa Community College (10-5, 6-1).

  • The Aztecs fell 63-62 to the Thunderbirds snapping their six-game winning streak. The Thunderbirds inbounded the ball near their bench and scored a three-pointer as time ran out.
  • The Aztecs led 36-29 at halftime but were outscored 34-26 for the second half.
  • Sophomore Rashad Smith scored a game-high 24 points as he went 9 for 15 from the floor. He fell short of a double-double with nine rebounds. Fellow sophomore Jordan Robinson (Tucson HS) posted 13 points and eight rebounds while sophomore Nick Rosquist (The Gregory School) had eight points.
  • The Aztecs were outrebounded 42-37 for the game.

The Aztecs will be back on the road on Wednesday when they play at South Mountain Community College. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

PCC   36   26   62
MCC  29   34   63