By Sam Conner
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs lost their first two games in the Gallup Invitational Tournament last weekend and won their final contest. This tournament has been a tough test for the Winslow girls and has provided most of their losses, even in years in which they won a state championship. Winslow has an extremely talented team and should be serious contenders for a state title.
The Bulldogs began play on Thursday with a 57-54 loss to the Gallup Miramura Lady Patriots. The Bulldogs led 17-13 after the first quarter and 29-24 at the half, but the Patriots came back and led 42-41 after three quarters of play. Miramura outscored the Bulldogs 15-13 in the final period to earn the hard fought victory.
In other games on Thursday, the Cleveland Storm defeated the Kirtland Central Lady Broncos 60-54, and the Clovis Lady Wildcats defeated the Albuquerque St. Pius Lady Sartans 73-61.
Friday saw another close loss for the Bulldogs as the Albuquerque St. Pius edged Winslow 54-53. Winslow led 15-12 after the first quarter, but trailed 28-24 at the half. The Bulldogs regained the lead 44-41 in the third quarter, but lost the heartbreaker by a single point in the final period.
In other games on Friday, Clovis defeated Miramura 65-28, and Gallup defeated Cleveland 81-43,
On Saturday the Bulldogs won 69-43 over the Wingate team. The Bulldogs led 20-8 at the end of the first quarter, 32-18 at the half and 48-30 after three quarters of play.
In other games on Saturday, Miramura defeated Cleveland 57-49, and Clovis defeated Gallup 66-42 for the championship.
By Sam Conner