Northern Arizona Suns
On Tuesday, the Northern Arizona Suns squeaked out a 125-120 victory over the Greensboro Swarm on the road to conclude the team’s longest road-trip of the year and entered the All Star break at 16-17. At the festivities in New Orleans, Johnny O’Bryant- who recently returned to the NAZ Suns from the Denver Nuggets- went 4 of 8 shooting in the D-League All Star Game to go along with a rebound. Meanwhile, former NAZ Suns player Derrick Jones Jr. showed why he is called “Airplane Mode” and opened eyes in the NBA Slam Dunk contest after taking second place in the event-even though he did not secure an NBA dunk before being named as a participant. Now with the All-Star festivities concluded, The Northern Arizona Suns return home on Wednesday for a 6:30pm tip-off against the Windy City Bulls at the Prescott Valley Event Center.
Embry Riddle Eagles
The Embry Riddle basketball teams picked up wins over La Sierra University at home on Saturday in their final games of the season as the women’s squad ended their inaugural campaign with a 97-64 blowout while the men picked up their third victory in four games with a 84-69 win. The Eagles women’s basketball team was made up of ten freshmen and one junior as the team went 14-12 just missing the playoff by one game. Meanwhile, it was a rollercoaster season for the men’s basketball team who ended the campaign with an 8-18 record.
It has been a tough way to start the season for the Eagles softball team as Embry Riddle has yet to pick up a win in ten contests, falling to Biola University 7-5 on Thursday. Eagles have their first home game of the year on Friday as William Jessup University comes to town for a double header at 1pm and 3pm.
Yavapai College Roughriders
The Yavapai College Roughriders baseball team struggled on the mound Friday dropping a road double-header against South Mountain Community College by a combined score of 13-6. Roughriders fall to 9-7 overall and look to rebound from the losses against Cochise College in a double header on Tuesday in Douglas starting at noon and 2:30pm
Meanwhile, the Roughrider softball team continues to set the league on fire, winning their 9th game in a row on Friday against Mesa Community College in a road doubleheader by a combined score of 33-3. The team, who now sports a 15-2 record and a 11-1 mark in ACCAC play, look to keep it rolling on Tuesday against Central Arizona College at home in a doubleheader. First pitches are at 1pm and 3pm.
The Phoenix Suns entered the All-Star festivities with a 137-101 drubbing of the Los Angeles Lakes on Wednesday. Currently the Suns are 15th in the Western Conference with a 18-39 record as the team is back on the court Friday at home against the Chicago Bulls for a 6pm tip-off.
Following a win against the Sharks on Thursday, the Coyotes were unable to keep the momentum going, falling to the Sharks on Saturday 4-1 at home. Coyotes now sit at 20-30-7 on the season, good for 7th in the Pacific Division. The team remains at home for a matchup against the Ducks tonight at 7pm.