Mamba AZ Basketball tArizona has started the season 10-0 after sweeping both the Hillenbrand Invitational and the Wildcat Invitational despite losing one of its key players in second baseman Reyna Carranco to a broken thumb on her throwing hand.
During the 10-game winning streak, the Wildcats have run-ruled eight of those games and have outscored the competition 89-12 while clobbering 20 home runs.
Former Tucson High Badger Carlie Scupin has been leading the way for the Wildcats in her freshman season hitting .375 with a team-leading five home runs and has smacked in 17 RBIs, which is second on the team.
Here are Scupin and Sharlize Palacios talking about the 10-0 start and discussing the challenges of playing seven games in eight days:
Here’s coach Mike Candrea talking about the team’s long upcoming road trip and discussing what he learned about his team in the Wildcat Invitational:
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writer Troy Hutchison hails from Tucson and is a lifelong Arizona Wildcats follower. He has been involved in sports journalism over the last two years while taking communications courses at Pima Community College.