Defense key to Fightin’ Knights defeat of Pinon

TUBA CITY — The Fightin’ Knights of Greyhills Academy High School (5-5 Region, 7-13 overall) fought off the Pinon High School Eagles (2-7 Region, 11-7 overall) in 3A North Conference competition here Friday night, Jan. 28, to hold on for the win 51-40.

The story of the game between these two rivals was defense. The Knights utilized a quick 1-3-1 zone to bottle up the middle while the Eagles resorted to a 2-3 trapping zone to deny the inside game. The Knights managed to score four field goals and two free throws to start the game in the first quarter while the Eagles made two field goals and four free throws for a score of 11-8.

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