Lady Bulldogs nip Roadrunners, Roadrunners outrun Bulldogs

HOLBROOK, Ariz. - The Winslow Lady Bulldogs nipped the Holbrook Lady Roadrunners 46-38 in a low scoring game played at Holbrook on Jan. 7. The Holbrook Roadrunner boys defeated Winslow 59-50 in the other varsity game to gain a split.

The Lady Bulldogs improved their record to 13-2 with the 46-38 win over Holbrook. The margin was 46-38 after the first quarter and just 19-16 at the half but the visiting Lady Bulldogs increased their margin to 34-26 in the third quarter and escaped with the eight point victory.

Mattea Begaii of Winslow was the only player in the game with double figure scoring as she poured in 11 points. Halle Hayes had nine points for Winslow and Taramika Tom scored eight. Shantina Kinlicheenie led Holbrook with nine points.

The Holbrook Roadrunners defeated the Winslow Bulldogs 59-50 in a game played in Holbrook on Jan. 7. The loss left the Bulldogs with a record of 8-8 for the season and 0-3 since the beginning of the 2012 portion of the season.

Winslow led 18-13 after the first quarter of play but saw the Roadrunners take a 33-31 lead by the intermission. The Roadrunners increased their lead to 53-48 in the third quarter and held the Bulldogs to a single field goal in the low scoring fourth quarter to take the victory.

Holbrook had 18 two-point goals to only 12 for the Bulldogs and seven three pointers to only six for Winslow. Winslow did have more free throws with an eight for 12 performance while Holbrook made two of four charity shots.

Tyler Williams of Winslow took game high honors with 23 points. Tremayne Nez was also in double figures for the Bulldogs with 11 points. Holbrook had much more balanced scoring with four players in double figures led by Jalen Johnson with 16 points. Tolligan Epps had 13 points, Dakota Lester 12 and Bryson Keoni 10 for the Roadrunners.

The Bulldogs were to have a streak of four home games against Coconino on Tuesday, Jan. 10, Window Rock on Tuesday, Jan. 17, Blue Ridge on Thursday, Jan. 19 and Flagstaff on Friday, Jan. 20.

Scoring for Winslow: Michael Goldtooth 5, Tyler Williams 23, Brennen James 1, Josh Danny 4, Lucas Shirley 2, Tremayne Nez 11 and Vittorio Sells 2.

Scoring for Holbrook: Dakota Lester 12, Bryson Keoni 10, Tolligan Epps 13, Rashawn Baldera 4, Seth Hadley 2, Sheldon Silversmith 2 and Jalen Johnson 16.

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