By Sam Conner
In a busy week on the court, the Winslow Lady Bulldogs earned a 75-58 win over the Sedona Red Rock Lady Scorpions in Winslow last Tuesday followed by a 60-42 victory over the Lady Roadrunners in Holbrook on Wednes-day, but were edged by the Tuba City Lady Warriors 50-49 on a tip in at the buzzer Thursday night in Winslow. Win-slow ended the regular season with a sparkling 19-5 record.
The Lady Bulldogs had a 17-13 lead over Sedona Red Rock after the first period of play and increased their advan-tage to 39-25 by the intermission. The lead was a commanding 60-39 entering the final period.
Tiana Hatler-Stefick led all scorers with 28 points for Sedona, followed by Sierra Hatler-Stefick with 18.
Shandiin Armao led Winslow with 24 points, followed by Mattea Begaii with 13, Marcella Joe, 11, and Halle Hayes, 10.
Sedona 13 12 14 19 58
Winslow 17 22 21 15 75
Sedona: Amber Rippy 5, Emily Aitken 3, Annie Parrella 2, Gabriella Simon 2, Tiana Hatler-Stefick 28 and Sierra Hatler-Stefick 18.
Winslow: Marcella Joe 11, Laylane Benslow 5, Mattea Begaii 13, Tannon Tom 4, Jacey Sangster 4, Halle Hayes 10, Kaelyn Bitsoi 4 and Shandiin Armao 24.
The next night the Lady Bulldogs moved out to an 18-10 first quarter lead over Holbrook and were still up 26-21 at the half. The margin was 39-29 after three quarters of play and increased in the final period.
Armao led all scorers with 15 points for the Lady Bulldogs, followed by Begaii and Hayes with 10 each.
Samantha Smith led Holbrook with 11 points.
Winslow 18 8 13 21 60
Holbrook 10 11 8 13 42
Winslow: Marcella Joe 8, Laylane Benslow 3, Mattea Begaii 10, Tannon Tom 2, Jacey Sangster 3, Halle Hayes 10, Kaelyn Bitsoi 7 and Shandiin Armao 15.
Holbrook: Jessica Paz 4, Summer Olney 1, Brittany Baldwin 6, Tayah Goldtooth 6, Kaynasa Curley 8, Starla Smith 6 and Samantha Smith 11.
Tuba City and Winslow were tied 16-16 after the first quarter Thursday night, and the Lady Bulldogs led 21-19 after a low scoring second period. They were still up 33-31 after three periods of play, but it was nip and tuck through the final period.
Tuba City got the ball trailing 49-48 with eight seconds left to play. The Lady Warriors had three shots from near the basket in the final seconds with a tip in by Mariah Begay going in right at the final buzzer. The referees had a con-ference, came to the scorer’s table and signaled the basket good, reaffirming the original call on the court.
Ashley Lomavayo led all scorers with 16 points for Tuba City, followed by Samytha Parrish with 12.
Begaii led Winslow with 15 points, followed by Laylane Benslow with 10 and Joe with 9.
Tuba City 16 3 12 19 50
Winslow 16 5 12 16 49
Tuba City: Samytha Parrish 12, Ashley Lomavayo 16, Mariah Begay 7, Shantee Chee 2, Shimiya Henry 8 and Tate Tsingine 5.
Winslow: Marcella Joe 9, Laylane Benslow 10, Mattea Begaii 15, Jacey Sangster 2, Halle Hayes 7 and Shandiin Armao 6.
By Sam Conner