The Pima Community College women's basketball team (20-5, 14-3 in ACCAC) took control with a double-digit lead after the first quarter and didn't let up on Saturday at the West Campus Gymnasium.
The No. 8 ranked Aztecs defeated the Artichokes 97-74 giving head coach Todd Holthaus his 400th head coaching career victory. He had 160 wins at Flowing Wells High School from 1998-2005 and sits at 240 wins at Pima.
Freshman Jacqulynn Nakai (Coconino HS) finished with a game-high 24 points on 8 for 13 shooting. She also had nine assists and three steals. Sophomore Izzy Spruit (Mesquite HS) went 6 for 13 from three-point range and finished with 21 points. She also had six rebounds and three steals.
After the game, coach Holthaus was recognized for his milestone.
"This (400 wins) is just the accumulation of what the great players I've had the privilege of coaching have done," Holthaus said. "I'm just blessed to have them in my life and be at a place like Pima that allows me to do what I love."
The Aztecs earned a regular season sweep over the Artichokes. They won 95-53 last month in Scottsdale.
The Aztecs hit the road on Wednesday when they play a tough match-up at Cochise College (Division I) at 5:30 p.m. The Aztecs will look for retribution as they fell 81-66 last month at the West Campus. The loss is Pima's only blemish at the West Campus Gymnasium this season (10-1).
SCC 15 18 19 22 74
PCC 27 23 23 24 97