Dec 052012

The Lady Roadrunners pushed their mark to 3-0 with a 68-25 road win at St. Johns Saturday night.
Holbrook raced out to an 11-1 lead, then ended the first period on top 24-3. St. Johns took advantage of free throw opportunities to play fairly even in the second, but the Lady Birds were still in control at the half.
In the second half Holbrook played stingy half-court defense without putting the home team on the line, and held the Redskins to only six second half points to get the win.
“We again played well early, but committed too many fouls in the second period. I was pleased with our defensive effort in the second half. Playing with the lead we didn’t press, but instead worked on our half-court defense and did a solid job against what is a very young St. Johns team. This was our best effort in the first three games, but we still have a long way to go to be able to compete with the upper tier teams in our region,” said Coach Greg Perkins.
“We expect to see some good teams in the upcoming Round Valley tournament this weekend, and I know we will face the top teams in the state at the Winslow Winter Classic next weekend. Both tournaments will help us prepare for our January schedule.”
Kaynasa Curley led all scorers with 22 points. Brittany Baldwin added 15, Teyah Goldtooth, 12, Summer Olney, 6, Starla Smith, 5, Jessica Paz, 4, and Summer Charley and Shandie Demuth, 2 each.
As a team the Lady Roadrunners hit 12 three-point shots and went six for eight at the line. St. Johns made only seven total field goals and went 11 for 17 at the line.
“Kaynasa played very well on the offensive end. She has the ability to score both inside and out, and did a good job. Jessica ran the point well, finishing the game with 11 assists. Both Brittany and Teyah were able to knock down open outside shots. We need to focus on getting more balance on offense by getting our bigger girls involved more this week,” said the coach.
Holbrook 24 12 20 12 68
St. Johns 3 16 4 2 25
After hosting Mogollon on Tuesday night, Holbrook will face St. Johns at 1:30 p.m. and Safford at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, the first day of the Round Valley Tournament, which continues through Saturday. On Tues-day Dec. 11, Holbrook travels to Heber to meet Mogollon, then plays in the highly competitive Winslow tournament over the weekend.