Pierce Sterling falls short of a triple-double as Aztecs men's basketball opens season with a win

Freshman Pierce Sterling fell a rebound short of a triple-double as he finished with 16 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds as the No. 15 ranked Aztecs men's basketball beat Dream City Christian 102-74 to open the season the 2021-22 season. Photo by Stephanie van Latum
Freshman Pierce Sterling fell a rebound short of a triple-double as he finished with 16 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds as the No. 15 ranked Aztecs men's basketball beat Dream City Christian 102-74 to open the season the 2021-22 season. Photo by Stephanie van Latum

The Pima Community College men's basketball team (1-0) opened the 2021-22 season on Tuesday against Dream City Christian at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium.

  • The No. 15 ranked Aztecs took control in the second half to beat the Eagles 102-74.
  • Down 43-39 at halftime, the Aztecs opened the second half with a 12-0 run to make it 51-43. Pima continued to pour it on as they outscored the Eagles 30-9 in the first eight minutes to take a 69-52 advantage. The Aztecs outscored the Eagles 63-31 for the second half.
  • The Aztecs trailed by as much as 10 points and were down a majority of the first half.
  • Freshman Pierce Sterling fell a rebound short of a triple-double as he finished the game with 16 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. He went 7 for 9 from the field.
  • Freshman Traivar Jackson scored 13 of his team-leading 20 points in the first half and also had seven rebounds. Sophomore Daniel Moody (Walden Grove HS) had a double-double for the game with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Freshman Jalen Johnson closed it out with 14 points on 5 for 9 shooting while sophomore Quincey Trammell posted 11 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Chrishon Dixon finished with 10 points and five assists.
  • The Aztecs are back at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium on Thursday when they host Benedictine University at Mesa JV squad. Tipoff is set for 6:00 p.m.

DCC   43   31    74
PCC   39   63   102