By Greg Perkins
Snowflake’s Lady Lobos went 2-1 in three games played last week, wrapping wins over Cibecue and Show Low around a rough loss to Alchesay on Friday.
Tuesday’s road game at Cibecue was a nail biter. The Lady Lobos escaped with a 48-47 win over a strug-gling Cibecue team that apparently plays well at home.
In that one-point win Caitlin Christensen led the way for Snowflake, netting 14 points. Jessica Neff added 10, Matti Scott and Brylee Coplan, 7 each, Charly Flake, 4, and Katie Larson, Kiana Natividad and Shelbi Rawlins, 2 each.
As a team the Lady Lobos had 19 thefts, but turned the ball over 25 times. They made just one free throw in seven attempts, but that was the difference in the game.
Playing at home on Friday night the Lady Lobos were gracious hosts, allowing Alchesay to leave with a 41-19 win. Snowflake just couldn’t find its shooting touch and no player scored more than four points. Alchesay held Snowflake to single digits in each of the four quarters.
Larson and Coplan made 4 each. Scott, Natividad, Christensen, Alexa Jones and Courtney Baldwin net-ted 2 each, and Brittlee Merrell, 1.
Turnovers again were a problem for the Lady Lobos, as they gave it away 24 times.
Saturday’s home game against Show Low went much better for the Snowflake squad. The Lady Lobos scored as many points in the first period as they did in the entire game just a night earlier to lead 19-6 after the first eight minutes. Their scoring slowed after the first, but they were still able to protect their home floor with a 45-31 win.
Flake led the team with 12 points. Brylee Coplan added 9, Christensen, 7, Rawlins, 6, Jones, 4, Larson, 3, Marissa Godfrey, 2, and Tycee Coplan and Courtney Baldwin, 1 each.
Snowflake made 12 of 28 charity attempts in the win.
Three road games are ahead on the schedule. After facing the Lady Falcons again on Tuesday, this time in Whiteriver, the Lady Lobos travel to Joseph City on Friday, Jan. 18, and will be in Show Low on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Heading into this week’s action they were 5-5 in power point contests and ranked 23rd overall. With the top 24 making the state tournament, the Lady Lobos need to get as many wins as possible to ensure post-season play.
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By Greg Perkins