By Sam Conner
The Winslow High School junior varsity boys basketball team stormed through their opposition for an undefeated 19-0 season. The team was coached by Nathan Brady, who had won a state championship as the girls varsity coach at Ganado High School. He is a graduate of WHS and played here as a Bulldog.
Players on the team included Devon Flanagan, Kordell McReeves, Rory Billie, Ray Chavez Velez, Kuster Kinlecheenie, Jalen Brady, Truman Tso, Dalvin Benally, Trevon Flanagan, Nathan Hanley, Cody Runyan, Tylon Yazzie, Luke Hunt, Akkeem Foster, Jalen Tapaha and Nicholas Aberle.
The jayvee Bulldogs won all but three of their games by more than 10 points. Their closest game was a narrow 47-45 win over the Eagle junior varsity on Jan. 15 in Flagstaff. In that game they had to come from behind to pull out the victory. They led 11-10 after the first quarter, but trailed 29-21 at the half and 34-33 after three quarters. They outscored Flagstaff 14-11 in the final period to secure the victory.
Other close games were a 57-53 win over the Lobos in Snowflake on Feb. 7 in the final game of the season and a 68-61 win over Holbrook’s Roadrunners in Winslow on Jan. 25. A 77-66 win over the Mingus Marauders at Winslow on Jan. 20 was the next closest contest.
The Bulldog varsity loses 10 players to graduation this year, but junior varsity players moving up should keep the Bulldogs successful and in contention.
By Sam Conner