How 'Bout Them T-Birds!!! Ferocious 2nd Half Comeback Lands Lady T-Birds Top Spot in Conference Tourney with Win at Pima, 74-69

Cheyanne Begay knocks down a three-pointer at Pima Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Mard-Dog)
Cheyanne Begay knocks down a three-pointer at Pima Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Mard-Dog)

Tucson, AZ - Never give up.  Never surrender.  Keep fighting.

Just a few of the words #6 Mesa Thunderbirds Head Coach Kori Stephenson was yelling at her team as they saw themselves behind throughout most of the game at Pima Saturday afternoon.  With Mesa's never-say-die attitude, they overcame Aztec leads as much as 12 at one point to defeat their long time conference rival, 74-69, to claim the #1 spot in the Region I - ACCAC DII Tournament.

Down at halftime, 39-35, Mesa trusted the game plan and executed late when they needed it most.  Not only executing the game plan but solidifying their defense also helped the T-Birds get the big win.

Mesa is now 23-6 overall and 18-3 in ACCAC play.  They will have one more regular season game at home against Phoenix College next Tuesday night at 5:30 pm.  Region I - ACCAC DII Tournament play begins on March 6th, with Mesa hosting against a team yet to be determined.  The Championship game will then be played on Saturday, March 10th at the highest seed.  Continue to check mesatbirdsports.com for updates to the tournament schedule.

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