After suffering an early-season loss to Mesa College at Cochise, the Cochise College Lady Apaches bounced back with a 68-60 win over Mesa Saturday in Mesa.

The game matched up two of the top defensive teams in the conference and was a back and forth battle all night.

The Lady Apaches dominated the fourth quarter outscoring the T-birds 21-14 to secure the victory. Cochise shot 48 percent from the floor against a stingy Mesa defense. Raena Suggs led all scorers with a game-high 29 points. Cochise moves to 21-4 overall and 13-4 in conference play.

Coach Hughes said, “I am proud of how this team continues to stay with things and be mentally tough, especially at the end of games. Mesa is a very well-coached team, so it’s always great to get a tough fought victory over them.”

Next up for Cochise, a home game against Tohono College Wednesday, February 12, in Douglas. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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