By Sam Conner
The Tuba City Lady Warriors finished third in the Winslow Winter Classic with three wins and one loss.
The Lady Warriors opened play in the tournament with a 73-60 win over the Snowflake Lady Lobos. Jayme Lomakema paced the Lady Warriors with 22 points. Sharlimar Navaho with 15 points, Nicole Tsingine with 13 and Gwen Riggs with 10 were all in double figures for Tuba City. Nicole Simmon with 28 points and Maigan Perkins with 13 were in double digits for Snowflake.
Tuba City advanced to the semi-finals with a 64-33 victory over the Holbrook Lady Roadrunners. The Lady Warriors had four players in double digits led by Nicole Tsingine with 20 points. Sharlimar Navajo had 16, Adrienne Begay added 12 and Deidra Dogsleep contributed 10 points for Tuba City. Tiffany Stacey was in double figures for Holbrook with 17 points.
The 5A Gilbert Highlands Lady Hawks handed the Lady Warriors a 68-49 loss in the semi-finals. Jayme Lomakema led Tuba City with 14 points. Sharlimar Navaho was also in double figures with 10 points for the Lady Warriors. Highlands had three players in double figures as K. T. Creech scored 16, Ashley Prince had 13 and Erin O’Bryan added 10 points.
Tuba City claimed third place in the tournament with a 52-43 win over the Seton Catholic Lady Sentinels. Seton Catholic led 19-13 at the intermission, but Tuba City had forged ahead 32-29 by the end of the third period and continued to pull away in the final frame.
Sharlimar Navaho led the Lady Warriors with 14 points. Tia Semallie was also in double figures for Tuba City with 12 points. Alana Wirth of Seton Catholic led all scorers with 20 points.
Jayme Lomakema and Nicole Tsingine were selected to the Winslow Winter Classic All Tournament Team.