Jun 222011

By Sam Conner–

The Winslow High School basketball players are having a busy summer under the direction of Coach Ricky Greer and Assistant Coach Paul Landis. The future Bulldogs have participated in two tournaments and won six games while losing seven going into last weekend’s action. The team was to play a tournament in the Valley likely to consist of at least four or five games, and will be journeying to San Diego soon for the final action of the summer.

The Bulldogs were at Durango, Colo., for the Fort Lewis Team Camp, a tournament which attracts top teams from Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Winslow won two games and lost four there. Host Durango defeated the Bulldogs 51-24 in the team’s opening game on June 3. The next day, Winslow defeated Cortez, Colo., 54-38, lost to Sandia, N.M., 64-33, and St. Pius X, 60-38 before beating Piedra Vista, N.M., 52-48. Sandia beat the Bulldogs for a second time, 42-18, in the team’s final game of the tourney on June 5.

In this tournament, Tyler Williams was in double figures against Cortez with 10 points and Tremayne Nez had 10 points against Sandia. Williams had 16 points and Nez had 14 against Piedra Vista.

Winslow won four games and lost two at the Flagstaff Team Camp on June 10 and 11. Monument Valley edged the Bulldogs 57-52 in the team’s first game on June 10. The Bulldogs topped the Bradshaw Mountain B squad, 57-44, and lost to the Bradshaw Mountain A squad 60-53 in other games that day. June 11 was a good day for the Bulldogs as they defeated Miami 53-20, nipped Flagstaff 47-44 and defeated Greyhills 54-21.

In this tournament Winslow got significant scoring from Williams with 24 against Monument Valley and 13 against Bradshaw Mountain B Team. Josh Denny had 11 against Bradshaw Mountain B Team. Williams had 22 against Bradshaw Mountain A Team, while Nez and Donovan Warren each had 10 points. Williams had 16 against Miami. Nez led the way against Flagstaff with 21 points. Michael Goldtooth was also in double figures with 10 points against Flagstaff. Brennan James led the Bulldogs with 10 points against Greyhills.

Snowflake defeated the Bulldogs 61-54 in a single game on June 15. Williams was high scorer for Winslow with 18 points.