YUMA, AZ – The Arizona Western College Matador men’s basketball team closed out their regular season Friday night at Tohono O’odham and now prepare to host Eastern Arizona in their ACCAC Division 1 semi-final game this Thursday. The Matadors received news that they placed three players on the All-Conference list on Monday morning.
Guard Anthony Alston was named to the 1st Team All-ACCAC and the 1st Team All-ACCAC Division one team. Along with Alston, both guards Ali Faruqbey and Ron Lee received postseason honors as well. Faruqbey was named to the 2nd Team All-ACCAC and the 2nd Team All-ACCAC for Division 1. Lee was named as an Honorable Mention for the All-ACCAC team and was selected to the 2nd Team All-ACCAC for Division 1.
“We are happy for Anthony, Ali and Ron,” said AWC head coach Charles Harral. “Their accomplishments are well deserved and wouldn’t have been possible without great teamwork from our other players.”
Alston finished the regular season averaging close to 14 points per game to go along with a team best five assists and nearly two steals per game. Faruqbey finished his first regular season in a Matador uniform with a team leading 16.4 points per game to go along with 4.2 rebounds per game. Ron Lee tied Anthony Alston for second on the team with a scoring average at 13.7 points per game.
Up next for the Matador men is the Region 1 Semi-Finals game which will be played this Thursday at 7:30pm inside of “The House” against Eastern Arizona College. The Matadors swept the Gila Monsters this season. If you can’t make the game in person, you can hear or see the game live on 560 KBLU-AM and on AWC-TV with our pre-game coverage on radio only getting underway at 7:20pm.