SHOW LOW, Ariz. - The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Show Low Cougars 59-45 in a non-regional basketball game played on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Winslow improved its record to 23-6 for the season. The Bulldogs are 7-2 in the 3A North Region with regional games remaining at home against Tuba City on Thursday and Monument Valley on Friday. The Show Low game was the last non-regional contest for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs led 14-8 after the first quarter, but had fallen behind 26-23 at the intermission. Winslow regained the lead by a basket in the third quarter and entered the final period with a 39-37 advantage. The Bulldogs outscored the Cougars 20-8 in the fourth quarter and walked off with the court with their 59-45 win.
Winslow had three players in double figures in Lakota Shirley with 12 points, Kraig Shirley with 11 points and Jevon Estelle with 10 points. Micheaux Begaii scored eight points for the Bulldogs.
Jud Van Winkle of Show Low tied Lakota Shirley of Winslow for game high honors with 12 points. Dalton Maclanahan was also in double figures for the Cougars with 10 points.
The Bulldogs will be in the 3A North Regional Tournament this week.
Lady Bulldogs trounce Chinle Lady Wildcats
CHINLE, Ariz. - The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Chinle Lady Wildcats 67-34 in a 3A North Region basketball game played in Chinle on Monday, Feb. 1. The win improved Winslow's record to 6-3 in the region and to 19-4 for the season. Winslow remained in the running for at least second place in the region with two games remaining on Tuesday against Tuba City and Friday against Monument Valley, both contests to be played in Winslow. Window Rock has virtually clinched the regular season regional title but the Lady Bulldogs and Monument Valley are still in a close battle for second place.
The Lady Bulldogs led 14-10 after the first quarter and 29-20 at the intermission. The third quarter saw the lead grow to a commanding 47-27 and the margin grew even more in the final period.
Kourtney Shirley led all scorers with 21 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Jennifer Yazzie was also in double figures for Winslow with 10 points. Twelve players scored for Winslow to only six for Chinle. The Lady Wildcats were led by Nicole Tsosie with 15 points. She was the only Chinle player in double figures.
The regional tournament was to be played in Chinle this week. It seems likely the Winslow, Monument Valley and Window Rock will all be qualified for the state tournament with Tuba City also a likely qualifier but a lower seed.