This season was an exciting one for women's basketball in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC), as Eastern Arizona (27-5) and Central Arizona Junior College (24-5) both tied for the ACCAC regular season conference title.
After both programs finished with a 20-2 regular season record, Central Arizona defeated Eastern Arizona in the conference's tournament championship game, 87-72. Both programs would advance to the Division-I national tournament held at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kansas.
Both programs would fall in their opening games of the national tournament. #14 seeded Eastern Arizona would lose to Wallace State (AL), 87-59, in the tournament's first round. #8 seed Central Arizona would receive a bye in the tournament's first round, but then would get defeated by NW Florida State, 101-71, in the tournament's second round.
Phoenix College, like their men's basketball program this season, would win the Division-II title in the ACCAC, and advance to the Division-II national tournament. Coming in as the #16 seed, Phoenix would face #1 ranked Parkland Junior College. Phoenix would play them very tough, only to lose the first round match-up, 57-52, in impressive fashion.
Congratulations to each of these Arizona women basketball programs on their amazing accomplishments this season.
National Tournament Results
Women's Division-I National Tournament Results
Round 1: #14 Eastern Arizona - 59 v. #19 Wallace State (AL) - 87
Round 1: #8 Central Arizona - Bye
(Eastern Arizona eliminated)
Round 2: #8 Central Arizona - 71 v. NW Florida State - 101
(Central Arizona eliminated)
Women's Division-II National Tournament Results
#16 Phoenix - 52 v. #1 Parkland - 57
(Phoenix College eliminated)