Feb 122013

By Sam Conner
The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Page Lady Sand Devils 47-43 in Winslow on Tuesday in the Division III Sectional Tournament. The win improved Winslow’s record to an outstanding 21-4 for the season. The Lady Bulldogs will play the Valley Sanders Lady Pirates in Chinle tonight (Feb. 8). The Lady Pirates defeated the Holbrook Lady Roadrunners 65-47 later Tuesday in Winslow.
Page held Winslow in check early and led 5-0 after the first five minutes, but saw that lead cut to 11-9 by the end of the first quarter. The Lady Sand Devils led 21-18 at the intermission, but Winslow spurted to a 33-26 lead after three quarters of play.
Ember Sloan of Page led all scorers with 18 points, followed by Jessica Anderson with 16 and Dana Worker with 7.
Marcella Joe paced Winslow with 15 points, followed by Mattea Begaii with 14, and Shandiin Armao and Halle Hayes with 7 each.
Page’s Anderson and Winslow’s Armao both fouled out despite having only one foul in the first half, leaving both teams missing an important inside player.
Page 11 10 5 17 43
Winslow 9 9 15 14 47
Page: Ember Sloan 18, Dana Worker 7, Jessica Anderson 16 and Autumn Whitehorse 2.
Winslow: Marcella Joe 15, Mattea Begaii 14, Tannon Tom 3, Halle Hayes 7, Shandiin Armao 7 and Kaelyn Bitsoi 1.