Pagan of AZ Western, Mesa's Barkey earn first women's basketball weekly honors of 2020

Pagan of AZ Western, Mesa's Barkey earn first women's basketball weekly honors of 2020

  Arizona Western's Ariann Pagan and Mesa's Janelle Barkey have been named ACCAC women's basket ball Players of the Week for Jan. 7, 2020.

  Pagan, a 6-0 freshman from Carlsbad, Calif., and Carlsbad H.S. helped the Matadors to an 82-79 win over South Mountain to begin the 2020 portion on the schedule. She scored 25 points on 9-14 shooting from the field and grabbed 17 rebounds.

  Barkey, a 5-9 sophomore from Buckeye, AZ, and Buckeye H.S. played a big role in MCC's 64-49 win over Pima. She came off the bench to score 16 points, hitting 7-10 from the floor and had nine points in a 52-49 loss to South Plains, ranked #2 in Division I. She added a total of 17 rebounds plus three steals and two assists.