Dec 192012

The Lady Roadrunners of Holbrook easily got past Mogollon last Wednesday and headed into this week’s busy schedule without a blemish on their record at 11-0.
Much like their first meeting with the Lady Mustangs, the Lady Birds controlled the game early and at every turn. They led 20-0 at the end of the first and 41-2 at the half. In the second half Holbrook focused on getting the ball inside and eventually won the game 63-11 after shutting out the Lady Mustangs in the fourth period.
Nine of Holbrook’s 10 dressed players scored in the game, led by Kaynasa Curley with 17. Shandie Demuth added 15, Teyah Goldtooth and Samantha Smith, 9 each, Col’Bi Nez, 5, Starla Smith, 4, and Summer Olney and Dena Kinlicheenie, 2 each.
Holbrook made two three-point shots and went seven for 10 at the line. Mogollon hit just three total field goals and went five for eight at the line.
Beginning with a home game against Snowflake on Monday, Holbrook’s schedule will get considerably tougher in the coming weeks.
“It is nice that we are still unbeaten, but this week we find out where we stand against the best teams in the division,” said Coach Greg Perkins. “The Winslow tournament has many of the top teams in the field, and I hope we can get to the weekend healthy and find out where we are. We also have to travel to Whiteriver on Thursday for a power point game, which is a tough place to play against a good team.
“We have been missing some starters for the past week due to illness, but, hopefully, they will be able to return to the court by the end of this week so we can see things we need to improve in order to be able to compete in January and February.
“The Alchesay game is the most important game on our schedule this week, but the Winslow Tournament will be a great test for all the teams involved,” the coach said.
Holbrook travels to Whiteriver on Thursday, Dec. 20, to face Alchesay, then faces Joseph City in the opening round of the Winslow Winter Classic at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. The Lady Birds will also play on Friday evening, then have two games on Saturday for their final action prior to Christmas. They will then play in the Tournament of Champions scheduled Dec. 27-29 in Chinle. Their first round opponent will be Window Rock.