Mesa, AZ - The Mesa Thunderbirds defeated the Phoenix College Bears Tuesday night, 65-60, to finish off the regular season on a high note.
The T-Birds came out hot, shooting 44 percent from the field in the first half and taking a 41-24 advantage into halftime. Adonis Arms scored 12 of his 16 points in the first half.
Mesa's highest lead at one point was 19 points but a fervent Bear comeback cut Mesa's lead down to just one with two minutes to play in regulation. A Sindou Diallo layup and two Brent Kimbrell free-throws would ice the game for Mesa and the T-Birds would take home a five point win.
Mesa finishes the regular season with 16-13 overall record and 14-8 conference record. The T-Birds will now head to the conference tournament as the #3 seed and will have to travel to Cochise College this coming, March 3rd, for a semi-final matchup with the Apaches. The championship game will then be held on Monday, March 5th, at the highest seed. Times for games will be determined within the next day.