(3) different junior college programs remain undefeated in conference play in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC), as Glendale Junior College and Mesa JC are both 3-0, and Arizona Western JC is 2-0 in conference play. Glendale and Mesa JC will face each other on Wednesday (12/4) at GCC.
Glendale JC (7-2), led by the veteran leadership of first-year Head Coach Ken Carrillo has been on fire - scoring 100+ points in (4) different games this season. The Gauchos achieved their fourth 100-point-plus game in a 113-92 win at Tohono O'odham JC (3-6). Glendale's 5-foot-7 sophomore guard Joshuwan Johnson led the way with a game-high 31 points in the win, while 6-foot-6 sophomore Terell Handy Johnson added 24 points, and while 5-foot-8 sophomore guard Caleb Edwards and 6-foot-5 freshman Cassius Carmichael each had 21 points.
Mesa JC (5-2), led by veteran Head Coach Sam Ballard, had a huge win on the road at Phoenix College (5-4), 78-41, last week.
Arizona Western (8-2) had a bye last week in conference play, but defeated Imperial Valley JC (CA), 75-56, in non-league action. 6-foot-1 sophomore guard Daniel Kiely led the Matadors with 20 points in the win - making 9 of 12 shots from the field.
Eastern Arizona (9-1) has had an excellent start to the junior college season, and defeated Chandler-Gilbert JC 73-58 last week. 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Nathaniel Pollard, Jr., had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the win, while 6-foot-3 freshman guard Jalen Brown scored 20 for EAC.
Scottsdale JC (7-1) continues to roll this season and defeated South Mountain JC (2-4), 67-60, and then played a non-league contest against New Mexico Military Institute, also winning that contest, 85-83. In the SMCC win for Scottsdale, high-scoring 6-foot-5 sophomore Xavier Fuller had 24 points and 15 rebounds. Fuller then poured in 26 points and 10 rebounds in the win over NMMI. 6-foot-4 sophomore guard Boogie Anderson led the way with 20 points for SCC in that win.
Cochise JC (7-2) had a big 73-54 victory at Central Arizona JC, behind a game-high 33 points from 6-foot-8 sophomore forward Naje Smith (pictured). Naje Smith shot an impressive 14-for-22 from the field in the game.