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Victory out of the jaws of defeat!

A late rally gives AWC Men's basketball a close win.

Jordan Green celebrates after a 2nd half score.

After getting their 9-game winning streak snapped against Pima, the AWC Men's basketball team was looking for a quick rebound; but it wouldn't come easy.

Conference cellar dweller Chandler-Gilbert would give AWC all it could handle.

The Mats would struggle throughout most of the game against a Coyotes team that still is winless in the ACCAC (0-6).

A big part of that struggle came with 3-point shooting, as the Mats were a dismal 2 for 16; but wound up relying heavily on the inside shooting game.

AWC also struggled on the boards, as the Coyotes out-rebounded them by 14.

But, the Mats would cash in on 22 turnovers; getting 15 quick points out of the visiting team's mistakes.

The Mats would clinch the low-scoring win with a Jalen Townsell slam dunk, making it a 51-48 result.

The Cardinal and Gold will take the rest of the year off, as they pick up their season on January 4th against South Mountain at "the House" at AWC.

Rob Fram

Rob Fram rejoined the KYMA News Team in February 2010.


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