Monument Valley 79 Winslow 51
The Monument Valley Mustangs defeated the Winslow Bulldogs 79-51 in an Enchantment Region basketball game played in Winslow on Friday. The victory was the fifth straight for the undefeated Mustangs and their first in the region. Winslow dropped to 4-3 for the season and 0-1 in the region.
Monument Valley jumped all over the Bulldogs and had established a commanding 29-6 lead by the end of the first quarter. The margin was 53-24 at the intermission and 73-36 after three quarters. Winslow made the final score look more respectable with a 15-6 scoring margin in the final period.
Three Mustangs finished the night in double figures with Mitchell Emerson leading the way with 19 points. Kevin Tallman finished with 18 points. Troy Watson scored 14 for the Mustangs and contributed many assists with his pinpoint passes.
Manuelito Shirley and Bryan Curtis shared scoring honors for the Bulldogs with 10 points each.
The Bulldogs will participate in the Pepsi Invitational at Flagstaff beginning on Thursday. In a quirk of the schedule, the Bulldogs will journey to Kayenta for a rematch with the Mustangs on Dec. 22. That will be the second and last regular season meeting between the two squads.
Monument Valley 29 24 20 6 - 79
Winslow 6 18 12 15 - 51
Monument Valley: Mitchell Emerson 19, Kyle Phillips 5, Kevin Tallman 18, Bert Jones 2, Brandon Lincoln 5, Harley Parrish 5, Troy Watson 14, Micah Yazzie 5 and Loren Walls 6.
Winslow: Seth Davis 8, Bryan Curtis 10, Manuelito Shirley 10, Heston Yazzie 4, Braden James 4, Ronald Jones 8, Jonathan Upshaw 2, Francis Long 3 and Shane Garnett 2.
Lady Bulldogs 59 Monument Valley 53
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Monument Valley Lady Mustangs 59-53 in an Enchantment Region basketball game played in Winslow on Friday. The victory left Winslow with a record of 5 -1 for the season and 1-0 in the region.
Winslow led from the opening period until the final buzzer. The margin was 14-7 after the first period and had grown to 28-16 by the intermission and 37-28 after three periods.
Francine McCurtain took game scoring honors with 26 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Lexine Jensen was also in double figures for the victors with 15 points.
Miranda Todachine paced Monument Valley with 14 points and Dominique Blackhorse chipped in 12 for the Lady Mustangs.
Both teams will participate in the Winslow Winter Classic which begins on Thursday and, in a scheduling oddity, will meet again at Kayenta on Dec. 22 for the second and final time in league play.
Monument Valley 7 9 12 15 - 43
Winslow 14 14 9 22 - 59
Monument Valley: Lorena Sullivan 6, Yvonne Lake 1, Charis Yazzie 2, Billie Granson 8, Dominique Blackhorse 12 and Miranda Todachine 14.
Winslow: Francine McCurtain 26, Camille Begay 3, Faith Carpenter 5, Niicole Begaii 2, Lexine Jensen 15 and Kelly Willie 8.