Moise's double-double helps Aztecs men's basketball rally for 10th straight win

Sophomore Ilunga Moise had a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds as the Aztecs beat Cochise College 96-86 to earn their 10th straight win. The Aztecs are 24-2 overall and 16-2 in ACCAC conference play. Big showdown with Phoenix College on Saturday at the West Campus. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum
Sophomore Ilunga Moise had a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds as the Aztecs beat Cochise College 96-86 to earn their 10th straight win. The Aztecs are 24-2 overall and 16-2 in ACCAC conference play. Big showdown with Phoenix College on Saturday at the West Campus. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum

The Pima Community College men's basketball team (24-2, 16-2 in ACCAC) used a 13-point swing between the first and second half to down Cochise College (19-7, 12-6) on Wednesday in Douglas.

The No. 5 ranked Aztecs defeated the Apaches 96-86 for their 10th straight victory. They outscored the Apaches 55-44 in the second half after trailing 42-41 at halftime.

Sophomore Ilunga Moise (Raymond S. Kellis HS) had a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds while fellow sophomore Alize Travis fell short of a double-double with 23 points and eight assists. Freshman Abram Carrasco (Cholla HS) scored 14 points.

The Aztecs swept the regular season meetings with the Apaches. They won 87-84 last month at the West Campus Gymnasium.

The Aztecs are back at the West Campus on Saturday for a showdown with Phoenix College in a battle between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the conference at 4:00 p.m. Both teams have a 16-2 conference record. The Bears beat the Aztecs in their only road loss of the season 99-77 last month in Phoenix.

PCC     41     55     96
CC       42     44     86