Jul 302014

By Sam Conner The Winslow Bulldogs basketball team enjoyed a busy and productive summer while participating in tournaments and events at a number of locations. Coach Ricky Greer reported that the team had played at Mesa Community College, where the Bulldogs won two games and lost one; at Blue Ridge, where they went 3-2; at Valley Christian, where they went 0-3; at Northern Arizona University, where they went 7-0 and won their division; and at the University of California, where they went 2-4. Their summer record was 14-10. Players on the team included Devon Flanagan, Jalen Tapaha, Trelonnie Sanders, Thurman Tso, Delvin Benally, Jalen Brady, Rory Billie, Trevon Flanagan, Martin Brinkley, Akkeem Foster, Nate Hanley, Avery Smith, Tylon Yazzie, Austyn Mattox, Luke Hunt, Savion Fuller and Nick Aberle. At Mesa Community College, Winslow defeated Kingman Academy 54-46 and Tempe Prep 72-43 before losing to Desert Mountain 47-41. At Blue Ridge, the Bulldogs lost to Show Low 51-39, beat Many Farms 60-37 and Page 61-26, lost to Snowflake 58-30 and defeated Blue Ridge 49-43. At Valley Christian, Winslow lost to Valley Christian 66-38, Combs 46-42 and Scottsdale Christian 52-49. All of those were top quality basketball teams. At Northern Arizona University the Bulldogs won all seven of their games and the small schools division. They beat Piñon 72-55, Cove 76-38, Thoreau 75-21, Lee Williams 59-28, Cove again 80-49, Window Rock 71-56 and Arcadia 75-47. At the University of California Winslow lost to Diego Hills Prep 73-23, and defeated Arrowhead Christian 48-44 and Tempe Prep 49-48 before losing to Windsor 57-47 and to Rancho Buena Vista in a tight game 32-31.