Aztecs men's basketball uses 15-0 second half run to beat Mesa CC

Freshman Traivar Jackson went 8 for 12 from the floor and scored a game-high 19 points along with 10 rebounds and five blocks as the No. 12 ranked Aztecs men's basketball team beat Mesa Community College 84-71. The Aztecs used a 15-0 run to break away and held Mesa scoreless for six and a half minutes. The Aztecs are now 9-3 overall and 4-3 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Stephanie van Latum
Freshman Traivar Jackson went 8 for 12 from the floor and scored a game-high 19 points along with 10 rebounds and five blocks as the No. 12 ranked Aztecs men's basketball team beat Mesa Community College 84-71. The Aztecs used a 15-0 run to break away and held Mesa scoreless for six and a half minutes. The Aztecs are now 9-3 overall and 4-3 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Stephanie van Latum

The Pima Community College men's basketball team (9-3, 4-3 in ACCAC) picked up an ACCAC conference victory going into the winter break on Saturday at Mesa Community College (1-6, 1-5).

  • The No. 12 ranked Aztecs beat the Thunderbirds 84-71 to get over .500 in conference play.
  • Up 53-49, the Aztecs went on a 15-0 run and held Mesa scoreless for six and a half minutes to take a 68-49 lead. The Aztecs led by as much as 22 points on three occasions later in the second half.
  • Freshman Traivar Jackson scored a game-high 19 points after going 8 for 12 from the field and completed the double-double with 10 rebounds. He also had five blocks, two assists and two steals.
  • Sophomore Daniel Moody (Walden Grove HS) scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and also grabbed 10 rebounds.
  • Freshman Itury Kitt (Eastpointe HS) went 6 for 9 from the floor with 15 points along with eight rebounds. Freshman Jalen Johnson contributed with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
  • Sophomore Chrishon Dixon came off the bench and added 16 points on 7 for 11 shooting. He also had four boards and five assists.
  • The Aztecs will host the Pima CC Holiday Tournament at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium from Dec. 27-29. They will play the College of Southern Nevada on Monday, Dec. 27 at 6:00 p.m.

PCC   43   41   84
MCC  39   32   71