YUMA, Ariz. - Even though the Mesa Thunderbirds played it close for the most of the game, the Arizona Western College men's basketball team persevered; getting the 87-81 win and the season series sweep of the Thunderbirds.
The 1st half was a back-and-forth contest, as AWC went into halftime with a 35-32 lead.
The Mats would extend the lead to 13 points in the 2nd half, due in part to scoring contributions by Daryl Adams, Ezekiel Alley and Dajuan Beard.
Even though the Thunderbirds shaved the Mats lead to less than double digits, AWC would keep the visitors at bay; thanks to 3-pointers by Adams and Beard.
The win for the Mats improves their overall record to 15-7 and their conference standing at 10-4.
They'll pay a visit to Cochise College this Saturday.