The women’s team crushed both teams that they faced. On Friday, Trinidad State Junior College had no chance as Natalie Parson had 26 points and hit 7 of 10 triples. The Bruins won 76-43.
On Saturday against Otero Junior College (OJC), the Bruins took a bite out of the Rattlers with a 71-48 win. The Bruins forced 43 turnovers in the 40-minute game and still had time to out rebound OJC by 11.
The women play at the Lifetime Activities Center on Nov. 7. Tip-off against Pima Community College is at 6 p.m.
The No. 17 ranked Bruins men’s team was lucky to squeak by in their two wins. Against Arizona Western College (AWC), freshman guard Don Simmons put in the winning bucket with 10 seconds left in the game. AWC couldn’t rally, and SLCC won 61-60.
The Bruins were down at the half by 4 against Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) with the score 39-43. SLCC used a 12-0 run to get ahead and ended the game with a little more breathing room at 90-86. Simmons went 13 for 13 from the line.
The men play away games on Monday and Tuesday and are at home on Nov. 9 against Western Wyoming with tip-off at 6 p.m.