Trailing at Half, #9 Mesa Rallies Back to Win at Arizona Western, 46-44

Cheyanne Begay drives to the hoop against Arizona Western Wednesday night. (photo by Mard dog)
Cheyanne Begay drives to the hoop against Arizona Western Wednesday night. (photo by Mard dog)

Yuma, AZ - The #9 Mesa Thunderbirds rallied from a four point halftime deficit to defeat the Arizona Western Matadors in Yuma, 46-44.

The formula for this year's Thunderbirds team has been stingy defense and great outside shooting.  That was no different tonight, especially in the second half for Mesa.

Leading the way for Mesa was Leah Goodman, who's big three-pointers in the second half kept Western just far enough behind to get the victory.  Goodman finished with 15 points on the night.

Mesa moves their record to 17-5 overall with a 12-2 ACCAC record.  The T-Birds will be on the road again this Saturday at Tohono O'odham, tip off at 5:30 pm.