By Greg Perkins
By winning two of three games last week, the Snowflake Lady Lobos improved their overall mark to 10-8.
They opened the week on the road at Show Low, where they easily defeated the Lady Cougars, 50-11. The first period score was just 9-6 in favor of Snowflake, but the following three were dominated by the Lobos.
Jessica Neff led the team in scoring with 15 points, followed by Tycee Coplan with 12; Marisa Godfrey, 11; Courtney Baldwin, 5; Tori Flake, Macie Rawlins and Annika Decker, 2 each; and Kadi Johnson, 1.
Thursday’s home game with Alchesay was much more exciting. Snowflake led the higher ranked Lady Falcons by three after the first period and by five at the half. Both teams scored 14 in the third, leaving Snowflake with a five-point margin heading into the fourth. Despite the Lady Falcons making 11 of 12 free throws in the final period, the Lobos held them off to get an important 51-49 win.
Neff led the way with 16 points, seven of which came in the fourth. Coplan added 14 and Johnson hit for 13, with 10 of hers coming in the first period. Decker added 7 and Godfrey, 1.
On Saturday the Lobos were again home, this time hosting Monument Valley. The Lady Mustangs came out strong in the first, taking a seven-point lead. That lead was six at the half and increased to 10 heading to the fourth. Snowflake made a late run, cutting the lead to four or five points late in the game, but just couldn’t get over the top and took the 40-30 home court loss.
Johnson led Snowflake’s offense with 8 points. Coplan and Neff added 6 each; and Godfrey and Decker, 5 each.
Snowflake heads into this week’s action ranked 22nd in the power points with a 5-4 record in those games. After playing Alchesay on Tuesday in Whiteriver, the Lobos will travel to Eagar to face Round Valley tonight (Jan. 22), then host Payson on Friday. Next Tuesday Snowflake plays at Globe.
By Greg Perkins