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Jacqulynn Nakai joins the 1,000 Point Club as Aztecs women’s basketball beats Eastern Arizona College

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (12-9, 8-5 in ACCAC) avenged a loss from earlier this season and sophomore Jacqulynn Nakai reached a Pima career milestone against Eastern Arizona College, 83-76.

Nakai scored her 1,000-career point with 1:30 left in the first half as part of a three-point play. She became just the third Pima women’s basketball player to accomplish the feat.

Nakai finished the game with 35 points putting her at a career total of 1,019 points. Tia Morrison (Copper Canyon HS) has the record with 1,194 points. Sydni Stallworth (Palo Verde HS) finished her Pima career with 1,103 points.

“It was really great to get this milestone tonight; the tempo and the energy of the game was amazing,” Nakai said. “The hard work I’m putting in is paying off. Definitely awesome to be in the company of just two other people.”

The Aztecs return to the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium on Wednesday when they host Arizona Western College (Division I). Tipoff is at 5:30 p.m.

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