By Sam Conner
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs picked up easy wins over the Payson Lady Longhorns and the Show Low Lady Cougars late last week, improving their record to 18-4 for the season.
The Bulldogs bested the Longhorns 56-35 in a game played Thursday night in Payson.
Winslow led after every period after establishing an 18-14 advantage in the first quarter. The margin was 27-18 at the half and a commanding 41-21 after three quarters.
Arissa Paulson of Payson led all scorers with 16 points.
Shandiin Armao and Marcella Joe each scored 13 points to lead Winslow.
Winslow 18 9 14 15 56
Payson 14 4 2 15 35
Winslow: Marcella Joe 13, Jacey Sangster 9, Tannon Tom 3, Halle Hayes 8, Lynnae Mitchell 2, Michaela Bia 6, Katonya Begay 2 and Shandiin Armao 13.
Payson: Tessa Hintze 5, Harley Turney 3, Cori Barnett 9, Ari Paulson 2 and Arissa Paulson 16.
In their last home game of the regular season, the Bulldogs defeated the Cougars 48-16 Friday night.
Winslow held a 14-4 lead after the first quarter against Show Low and a commanding 32-6 halftime lead. The margin was 46-13 after three quarters, which caused the fourth quarter to be played with a running clock.
Armao led all scorers with 13 points for the Bulldogs, followed by Tannon Tom with 10.
Sierra Reidhead led Show Low with 10 points.
Show Low 4 2 7 3 16
Winslow 14 18 14 2 48
Show Low: Sierra Reidhead 10, Nancy Varela 2, Ashley Tenijeth 2 and Michelle McVeigh 2.
Winslow: Marcella Joe 8, Tannon Tom 10, Halle Hayes 7, Michaela Bia 2, Katonya Begay 2, Kaelyn Bitsoi 2, Stephanie Begody 4 and Shandiin Armao 13.
The Bulldogs were slated to play at Window Rock Tuesday night and at Snowflake on Thursday, Feb. 6.
By Sam Conner