The Betty Fairfax Stampede rolled onto the Copper Canyon campus to take on the Aztecs on Tuesday night, and for three quarters it was a pretty good game. It’s the fourth quarter that Copper Canyon wishes never took place.
Center Stacy Davis and forward Marquez Jackson scored 21 of the team’s 26 points in the first half. They were double-teamed for the majority of the third quarter, but turned it on in the fourth quarter, turning a four-point game into a blowout. The Stampede got a well-deserved road win, 48-35 over the Aztecs.
It got so bad in the fourth quarter for Copper Canyon, that their second point of the quarter came with nearly a minute left in the game.
Davis scored eight of the Stampede’s 10 points in the first quarter. He would end up with 28 in the game.
Jackson scored six of his 12 points in the second quarter. Only three other players scored for Betty Fairfax on the evening.
When you have such a twosome as dominant as Davis and Jackson, you really don’t need much more than that to win.
Guard Toure Marshall led the Aztecs with 13 points.
Copper Canyon hurt themselves at the free-throw line, making just seven of their 17 attempts.
The Stampede are in the midst of a four-game road trip. Their next stop comes Wednesday night at Gila Ridge. Tip is at 7 p.m.
The Aztecs will regroup and travel to Raymond S. Kellis on Friday night. Tip is also at 7 p.m.