By Sam Conner
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Coconino Lady Panthers 53-39 in Winslow last Friday after being edged by the Page Lady San Devils the previous night, 40-39. Winslow’s record was an outstanding 17-4 coming into this week.
Winslow built an 18-9 lead over Coconino in the first period and was up 31-16 at the half. The margin was a commanding 44-20 after three quarters of play.
Mattea Begaii led all scorers with 15 points for Winslow. Jessica Golding led Coconino with 14 points.
Coconino 9 7 4 19 39
Winslow 18 13 13 9 53
Coconino: Marissa Copley 7, Katie Mullins 7, Sarah Lutch 6, Morgan Horn 4, Jasmine Golding 14 and Katrina Copley 1.
Winslow: Marcella Joe 9, Laylane Benslow 8, Mattea Begaii 15, Tannon Tom 4, Halle Hayes 5, Kaelyn Bitsoi 2 and Shandiin Armao 8.
The Lady Sand Devils defeated the Lady Bulldogs in an extremely tightly played game in Page on Thursday. The win improved Page’s record to 15-4 for the season, and left the teams with each having won at home and lost on their opponent’s court.
The Lady Bulldogs led most of the way, having been ahead 9-8 after the first period, 18-16 at the half and 31-25 after three periods. Page outscored the Lady Bulldogs 15-8 in the final quarter and won on a last second basket by one of Page’s high scorers, Jessica Anderson.
Anderson and Ember Loan led all scorers with 13 points each for Page. Laylane Benslow led Winslow with 11 points.
Winslow 9 9 13 8 39
Page 8 8 9 15 40
Winslow: Marcella Joe 6, Laylane Benslow 11, Mattea Begaii 7, Tannon Tom 2, Halle Hayes 6 and Shandiin Armao 7.
Page: Ember Sloan 13, Nicole Douglas 2, Dana Worker 7, Jessica Anderson 13, Jordan Kensley 1, Autumn Whitehorse 2 and Brook Lister 2.
The Lady Bulldogs were slated to host the Sedona Lady Scorpions on Tuesday, play the Lady Roadrunners at Holbrook tonight (Jan. 30) and host the Tuba City Lady Warriors on Thursday, Jan. 31, in the final game of the regular season.
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By Sam Conner