Pima Aztecs Roundup: Women’s hoops wins 10th out of last 12 games

Pima’s Angel Addleman (Stephanie van Latum/Special to AllSportsTucson.com)

Compiled from information provided by Pima’s media-relations department:


The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (21-6, 14-5 in ACCAC) gained another ACCAC conference road win on Saturday, beating Glendale Community College (5-21, 3-16).

The Aztecs broke away in the second half to beat the Gauchos 76-50. The Aztecs have won 10 of their last 12 games.

Pima led 27-22 at halftime and outscored the Gauchos 23-11 in the third quarter and 26-17 in the fourth.

Sophomore Luisa Chavez (Rio Rico grad) led the way with 14 points along with six rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Sophomore Angel Addleman (Palo Verde) produced a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. She also added seven assists and two steals.

Sophomore Matehya Aberle closed it out with 10 points and eight rebounds and sophomore Camilla Norton went 3 for 5 from 3-point range and finished with 10 points off the bench. Freshman Taina Lee contributed with eight points.

The Aztecs swept their head-to-head meetings with the Gauchos as Pima won 79-62 on Jan. 14 at the West Campus Aztec Gym.

The Aztecs will be back at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium on Wednesday when they face Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.


The Pima men’s team (21-6, 13-6 in ACCAC) got a win at Glendale (11-15, 6-13) after taking a loss Wednesday at Arizona Western.

The No. 15 Aztecs held a 19-point lead at halftime and went on to beat the Gauchos 94-72. It was the first time the Aztecs scored more than 90 points in February. Pima held a 54-35 lead at halftime and outscored Glendale 40-37 in the second half.

Sophomore Traivar Jackson added to his Pima career point total as he scored a team-high 29 points on 13 for 18 shooting. He completed his double-double with 12 rebounds and also added six assists, five steals and two blocks.

Freshman Jaylen Alexander went 6 for 7 from the field and had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Freshman Mike Pope hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and six rebounds. Freshman Jamison Kay contributed 12 points and six rebounds off the bench. He went 6 for 8 from the field.

The Aztecs swept the head-to-head meetings with the Gauchos. They won the first game 99-96 on Jan. 14 at the West Campus Aztec Gym.

Pima will return to the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium on Wednesday when it hosts Chandler-Gilbert at 5:30 p.m.


The Pima softball team (8-7, 5-1 in ACCAC) picked up two run-rule victories on Saturday at the West Campus Aztec Softball Field against Scottsdale Community College (1-5, 1-5).

The Aztecs scored 28 runs in the games and got big production from freshman Mallory Zylinski-Wrobel (Sahuarita), who finished the day going 5 for 7 with eight RBIs and two runs scored. Freshman Camila Zepeda (Tucson High) went 3 for 6 with three RBIs and five runs scored. Freshman Wendy Castro (Canyon del Oro) played well on both sides of the diamond in the second game.

Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 13, Scottsdale CC Artichokes 5 (6 innings): The Aztecs took command and secured the run-rule win with five runs in the sixth inning. Sophomore Analisa Gomez (Rincon/University) hit an RBI single to score fellow sophomore Elise Munoz (Salpointe Catholic) to make it 9-5. Three batters later, Zylinski-Wrobel hit a three-run homer to plate Zepeda and pinch-runner Missey Galloway to put the score at 12-5. Freshman Mina Chacon (Tucson High) hit a triple with two outs and scored on an error to seal it.

Down 4-3 in the fourth inning, the Aztecs took advantage of an error and scored two runs to take the lead back. Gomez, Zepeda and Zylinski-Wrobel had RBIs as the Aztecs put up a five-spot in the inning to go up 8-4.

 Wrobel finished the game 3 for 4 with six RBIs and a run while Gomez went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run. Munoz, Zepeda, Chacon and sophomore Mia Casadei (Tanque Verde) each scored two runs in the game.

Freshmen Genesis Zazueta (Tucson High) picked up the win (3-3) as she pitched all six innings giving up five runs (five earned) on 12 hits with three walks.

Game 2: Pima CC Aztecs 15, Scottsdale CC Artichokes 1 (5 innings): Castro hit a two-run RBI double as part of a six-run second inning. She also hit an RBI single in the fourth inning to make it 10-1. The Aztecs scored nine runs in the fourth inning. Castro finished 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

She also did her work on the mound as she picked up the win (3-0) after pitching all five innings giving up one run (not earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

Sophomore Alejandro Castro hit two RBI doubles in each the second and fourth innings as she went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Zepeda hit a two-run RBI single in the fourth inning and closed out the game going 2 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Zylinski-Wrobel had a two-run RBI double in the fourth as she went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run.

The Aztecs will play on the road for the next two doubleheaders. They will be at Mesa Community College on Tuesday for an ACCAC conference match-up. First game starts at 1:00 p.m.


The Pima baseball team (11-4) closed out its series against Community Christian College on Saturday at the West Campus Aztec Baseball Field.

The Aztecs took two out of three from the Saints as they won 12-2 gaining the run-rule victory in seven innings.

With the score tied at 2-2 in the fourth inning, the Aztecs scored four runs in the inning to take the lead for good. The Aztecs loaded the bases with one out as freshman Sterling Albrand hit a two-run RBI single driving in freshmen Brant Kragel and Antonio Avila. Freshman Elijah Reeves (Marana) followed with a sacrifice-fly RBI to bring in sophomore Andrew Maxwell. Freshman Alessandro Castro (Pusch Ridge) capped off the inning with an RBI single scoring Albrand to make it 6-2.

The Aztecs tacked on five runs in the sixth inning. Sophomore Gage Mestas hit a two-run RBI triple, bringing in Reeves and freshman Austin Madsen (Canyon del Oro) to make it 9-2. Kragel contributed to the inning with a two-run RBI single to bring around Mestas and sophomore Luis Garcia (Salpointe Catholic).

The Aztecs sealed it in the seventh inning when Mestas hit a walk-off RBI double to score Reeves.

Mestas finished the game going 2 for 5 with three RBIs and a run scored while Albrand went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Kragel was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run. Castro closed out the game going 2 for 2 with two RBIs and two walks. Reeves and Avila each scored two runs.

Sophomore Matt Cornelius picked up the win (3-1) as he pitched five innings giving up two runs (none earned) on four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. Sophomore Dayne Pengelly pitched the final two innings giving up one hit with three strikeouts.

The Aztecs hit the road for an ACCAC doubleheader at Cochise College on Tuesday. First game starts at noon.


The Pima men’s and women’s track & field teams competed in their final Indoor regular-season meet on Friday at the NAU Tune-Up in Flagstaff.

Sophomore Tristan Spalding (Palo Verde) broke his own Pima school record in the 200-meter race as he took first place with a time of 21.60 seconds. He broke the record the week before at the Gaucho Indoor Invitational with a time of 21.70. Spalding has claimed four Indoor school records in five meets.

Freshman Abraham Valenzuela (Palo Verde) earned a national qualifying time in the one-mile race with a time of 4 minutes, 27.97 seconds.

Sophomore Trey Tintinger improved on his national qualifying mark in the high jump as he took first place with a mark of 2.11 meters (6-feet, 11-inches). He improved his mark from 2.05 meters (6-8.75) set on Jan. 28 at the PVCC Indoor Invitational.

The Aztecs will compete in the NJCAA Indoor National Championships on March 3-4 at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan.

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