Feb 022011

(Photo by Brian Minson/www.brianminson.com) -- Lobo Trent Hall towers over two Blue Ridge defenders as he takes a shot in a Jan. 25 home game. Jake Shumway (24) looks on. Blue Ridge edged Snowflake, 59-54.

By Greg Perkins —

The Lobos of Snowflake High School won two of three East Region games played last week, one comforta-bly and the other in double overtime.

Last Tuesday night Snowflake saw a late game lead slip away to the visiting Blue Ridge Yellowjackets, who took the game 59-54. Leading by three points with less than a minute left, a couple of unforced errors kept the Lobos from putting the game away.

Michael Bonham led the team with 22 points. Tanner Yellowhair and Chase Walden each added 8, Derek Flake, 5, Trent Hall and Jake Shumway, 4 each, Reggie Peterson, 2, and Trevor Reddick, 1.

Blue Ridge attempted 39 free throws, while the Lobos went to the line just 11 times in the game.

Blue Ridge 20 11 10 18 59

Snowflake 14 11 14 15 54

On Friday night it took a while, but the Lobos eventually came out on top against Payson, beating the visiting Longhorns 61-56 in double overtime.

“This was an ugly win for us, but in the end we played well enough to force the overtimes and came out on top,” said Coach Andy Wood.

Snowflake led by 12 points at the half, but scored just seven points in the third and fourth quarters combined. Both teams netted seven in the first overtime, then Bonham took over, scoring 10 on his own in the second over-time to help the Lobos claim the win.

Bonham led the team with 19 points. Hall added 13, Yellowhair, 10, Walden, 6, Shumway, 4, Peterson and Flake, 3 each, Reddick, 2, and John Ballard, 1.

Payson 9 5 12 17 6 7 56

SF 12 14 6 11 6 12 61

Snowflake played on the road on Saturday when they took down the Show Cougars for the second time this season. In their first meeting the Lobos dominated, and this game went much like the first. Just a two-point mar-gin at the end of the first eight minutes turned into a 22-point difference at the half and Snowflake cruised to a 65-25 win.

Bonham led the team with 17 points. Hall and Shumway added 11 each, Peterson and Yellowhair, 8 each, Walden, 7, and Flake, 3.

Snowflake 12 24 24 5 65

Show Low 10 4 8 3 25

The Lobos final placing in the East region will be determined with league action later this week. Snowflake plays at Ganado on Thursday for their final regular season game, then will await their final placement for the beginning of the East region tournament which begins next week.