- By ED PETRUSKA Contributing Writer-Pinal Central
Trailing by 22 points early in the second half, the Vaqueros rallied for an 89-84 overtime victory over Arizona Western on Wednesday night at the George Young Activity Center.
Central (14-12, 7-11 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) went ahead to stay at 83-81 on Simon Okolue's second-chance basket with 3:02 remaining.
The Vaqueros came into the game tied with Eastern Arizona in the race for the fourth and final berth in the Division I Region 1 tournament.
The Matadors (20-6, 13-5) were tied for first in the ACCAC with Cochise and Phoenix going in.