Luisayde Chavez handles the ball for Pima Community College.

Rio Rico High School graduate Luisayde Chavez is off to a hot start this season with the Pima Community College women’s basketball team.

The sophomore guard scored a team-high 19 points to go along with eight rebounds, five steals and three assists when the PCC Aztecs won their 2021-22 home opener on Nov. 11, defeating Utah State University-Eastern 75-67.

Then last Saturday, Chavez had 11 points and six assists as PCC topped Arizona Christian University JV, 85-71.

On Wednesday, she had 12 rebounds as the Aztecs won their conference opener against Arizona Western College, 61-59.

During her freshman season, Chavez played in 10 games, averaging 8.6 points per contest.

A psychology major, she lists her her career aspirations on her PCC player page as: “Get my psychology degree and have a restaurant.”

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