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ing. We didn’t do a good job find­ing him in the zone and he made some shots.”

Af­ter see­ing those two shred their zone de­fense, Har­ral and AWC switched into a man for the sec­ond half. The early re­sults were not good as Cochise pulled ahead 52-38 with 17 min­utes left on the clock.

In­stead of cav­ing at that point, fresh­man guard Cash Wil­liams worked his team back into the game by at­tack­ing the bucket and mak­ing some con­tested layups. A three-point play from Wil­liams

made the game 56-54 with 11:49 left. Wil­liams had 18 points.

Af­ter mak­ing that run, Ma­paga went down hard with an in­jury and didn’t re­turn. For a mo­ment, that swung mo­men­tum back in the other di­rec­tion.

“It’s tough when your bet­ter play­ers don’t have a good game. I thought Marvin was play­ing well be­fore he went down,” Har­ral said. “They went on a six, seven point run and we were kind of de­flated.”

Cochise had eight quick points from Whi­taker to go back up by dou­ble dig­its. The Apaches were able to pull ahead 72-58 with six

min­utes left on the clock, be­fore an­other spurt by AWC.

Lang­don scored nine points in 61 sec­onds for the Mats to bring the game back to three points at 78-75 with 2:38 left.

There were some chances in the fi­nal min­utes, but Cochise went 5-for-6 from the line in the fi­nal 2:38 to seal the win.

“Cochise, I thought, I don’t know if they are the bet­ter team, but tonight they were the bet­ter team,” Har­ral said. “Their en­ergy was ahead of ours. Their tough­ness was ahead of ours. They seemed to get ev­ery loose ball. We couldn’t come up with them.”

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