By Sam Conner
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs earned two wins last weekend, defeating the Blue Ridge Lady Yellowjackets 57-25 in Lakeside on Friday and the Monument Valley Lady Mustangs 58-31 on Saturday in Winslow. The wins improved Winslow’s record to 15-4.
The Bulldogs built a 21-12 advantage over Blue Ridge in the first quarter and had a commanding 40-16 advantage at the half. The margin was 52-21 after three quarters, while the fourth quarter was low scoring and played with a running clock.
Shandiin Armao led all scorers with 14 points for Winslow. Kaelyn Bitsoi followed with 10 for the victors and Marcella Joe scored 9.
Jade Cosay and Kiana Carroll led Blue Ridge with 8 points each.
Winslow 21 19 12 5 57
Blue Ridge 12 4 5 4 25
Winslow: Marcella Joe 9, Kaelyn Bitsoi 10, Tannon Tom 4, Halle Hayes 7, Kennysha Jensen 3, Michaela Bia 3, Erica Jodie 5, Ami Begay 2 and Shandiin Armao 14.
Blue Ridge: Jade Cosay 8, Jayda Hinton 6, Kiana Carroll 8, Jamie Truax 2 and Angel Carroll 1.
The first quarter against Monument Valley the following night was close, with the Bulldogs leading 11-9 when it ended. A torrid second period gave Winslow a commanding 31-13 halftime lead. The margin was 49-19 after three quarters and caused the fourth quarter to be played with a running clock. The Bulldogs came away with a surprisingly easy win over a tough Monument Valley team.
Armao led all scorers with 19 points for Winslow. Halle Hayes followed with 10 points for Winslow, while Stephanie Begody and Jacey Sangster each scored 8.
Shaniya Cly led the Mustangs with 11 points.
M Valley 9 4 6 12 31
Winslow 11 20 18 9 58
Monument Valley: Tiara John 4, Shaniya Cly 11, Brooke Curleyhair 5, Alyssa Byjoe 4, Shandiin Herrera 2, Taylor Worker 2 and Taniyah Staley 3.
Winslow: Marcella Joe 6, Tannon Tom 2, Halle Hayes 10, Stephanie Begody 8, Jacey Sangster 8, Michaela Bia 2, Kaelyn Bitsoi 3 and Shandiin Armao 19.
The Bulldogs were slated to host Holbrook on Tuesday, travel to Payson on Friday, Jan. 31, and host Show Low the following night.
By Sam Conner