Monsters Grab First Conference Win
Thatcher, AZ --
Eastern Arizona College found its way into the win column in ACCAC play with an 82-69 victory over visiting South Mountain College.
The Gila Monsters were led by Brandon Magee with 19 points and eight rebounds and Mike James added 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
As a team, EAC shot 52% from the floor and was 11-13 from the free throw line in a game that was lopsided from the start. The Gila Monsters (5-7 overall, 1-5 ACCAC) used a balanced attack with five players reaching double digits in the scoring column. This was the first of a three-game home stand that will resume after the New Year in the Gila Hank Tournament on January 2 and 3.
South Mountain (1-7, 0-6) will play one more game before the break at home against Mohawk Community College on December 14 at 4:30 pm.