DOUGLAS — The Cochise College Apaches took it to Fastbreak Prep on Tuesday night at the Stronghold Gym, defeating their opponent 119-62.
Cochise turned in its second straight game holding its opponent to a field goal percentage under 30.
The Apaches took a 58-31 lead into the locker room after a half, holding Fastbreak to only eight field goals.
It was the same story in the second half. Cochise was able to find the Fastbreak Prep shooters, contesting nearly every shot and limiting the opposition to one shot per possession.
Sophomore Mahki Morris continued his hot shooting start to the season. He led the Apaches with 26 points on a very efficient 9-of-14 shooting.
Fellow sophomore Justus Rainwater was a force on the defensive end with three of his four blocked shots coming in the first half. Rainwater had an early barrage of thunderous putback dunks that created the momentum for the Runnin’ Apaches.
Jamaure Gregg grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds and added 10 points to notch his third double-double in as many games. Sophomore transfer Darnell Robateau kept his floor game consistent for Cochise, pushing the pace of play by grabbing defensive rebounds and finding his teammates in transition.
“Our sophomores are doing a great job of showing leadership on the floor, both defensively and offensively,” said Cochise head coach Jerry Carrillo.
The Apaches will finish their season-opening homestand at the Stronghold on Saturday versus Loyalty College Prep at 4 p.m.
Submitted by Jonathan Brooks, Cochise men’s assistant basketball coach