Feb 192014

By Sam Conner
The Winslow High School freshman boys basketball team under Coach Zach French plowed their way to an excellent 15-2 record.
The roster was composed of Pete Dalgai, Rory Billie, Robert Nelson, Jalon Tapaha, Treavor Cly, Ryan Kinlacheeny, Trishane Cly, Korey McReeves, John Stacey, Garrison Jimmie, Jalen Hayes and Robert Rockwell.
The freshman Bulldogs lost only two games. The first was to Chinle at Chinle 61-59 on Dec. 17 and the second to Flagstaff in Flagstaff 61-52 on Jan. 15. The Chinle game was a heartbreaker as the Wildcats came from behind 41-31 after three quarters to tie the game and outscored the Bulldogs 8-6 in the overtime period.
The closest of Winslow’s 15 wins was a 50-49 victory over Monument Valley in Winslow on Jan. 25. The Bulldogs led 24-6 after a quarter and 30-18 at the half, but saw Monument Valley close the margin to 34-31 after three quarters and to a single point at the final buzzer. Other close wins included a 61-55 win over the Roadrunners at Holbrook on Jan. 29, a 46-40 win over the Lobos at Snowflake on Feb. 7 in the last game of the season and a 62-54 win over the Mingus Marauders at Winslow on Jan. 20.