Takara Wade Just Two Assists Shy of Triple-Double in #14 Mesa's Win Over Glendale, 66-55

Takara Wade dribbles up court vs Glendale Saturday afternoon.  Wade finished with 12 points, 14 rebounds and eights assists. (photo by Aaron Webster)
Takara Wade dribbles up court vs Glendale Saturday afternoon. Wade finished with 12 points, 14 rebounds and eights assists. (photo by Aaron Webster)

Mesa, AZ - It was quite the performance for Mesa sophomore point guard Takara Wade as she was just two assists shy of earning a triple-double Saturday afternoon that helped the T-Birds defeat the Glendale Gauchos, 66-55.

Wade finished with 12 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists.  The 14 rebounds tied Wade's career high while also tying her career high in assists with eight.

Also having a solid performance for the T-Birds was power forward Anessa Glenn.  Glenn also finished with a double-double, with 14 points and 13 rebounds.  For Glenn, she set a new personal best in rebounds for a game, as she previously had two games with 12 rebounds.

Mesa dominated the points in the paint as they outscored the Gauchos 32-14.  The T-Birds on the afternoon shot 36.8 percent (25-68) while connecting on four three-pointers.

Other double-point scorers for the T-Birds were Leah Goodman and Deja Dagons, each tallying 10 points.

Mesa is now 16-5 overall and 11-2 in the ACCAC.  The T-Birds will be on the road the next two games, first on Wednesday night at Arizona Western then next Saturday night down at Tohono O'odham, both 5:30 pm tip offs.

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