Pima Community College sports

Pima men open season with 158-47 rout of Community Christian

Former Marana standout Wes Ball with the dunk (Stephanie van Latum/AllSportsTucson.com)

Pima media-relations director Ray Suarez provided the information for this report:

The Pima men’s basketball team opened the 2023-24 regular season on Saturday with a 158-47 win against Community Christian College at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium.

Pima opened with a 29-6 lead, making 10 of 15 shots from the floor and 3 for 5 from 3-point range. Pima shot 66 percent from the field in the first half and led 85-20 at halftime. They finished the game shooting 65 percent.

The Aztecs had nine players score in double figures led by sophomores Jaylen Alexander and Dillan Baker (Salpointe). Alexander posted 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. Baker also scored 20 points and went 6 for 9 from the field and 5 for 7 from 3-point range. He also had three assists and three steals.

Freshman Gabe Oldham went 6 for 8 from the field for 15 points and seven rebounds while fellow freshman Cohenj Gonzales also netted 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting to go along with six assists and five steals.

Sophomore Tanner Poeschl added 13 points after going 5 for 7 for the game. Sophomore Yahir Garcia (Tucson) and freshman Kota Benson each added 11 points. Benson, a former player at Baboquivari, also had seven assists.

Sophomore Moses Demalek and freshman Cooper Jones (Buena) each added 10 points.

The Aztecs will host the Pima Invitational from Nov. 9-11 at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium. They will play Wenatchee Valley (Wash.) College on Thursday at 4 p.m.

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