The Winslow Lady Bulldogs took a 13-2 record into their first game of the New Year when they met the surprisingly strong Window Rock Lady Scouts at Window Rock on Tuesday. Winslow was 3-0 in the Enchantment Region entering that game and boasted one of the premier girls' basketball teams in the state. The Lady Bulldogs face formidable road tests at Tuba City on Friday and at Ganado on Saturday before returning home to host Greyhills on Tuesday.
The Winslow Bulldogs were 6-8 going into their game with Window Rock and 1-2 in the Enchantment Region. The boys follow the same regional schedule as the girls with road games at Tuba City and Ganado before a home game with Greyhills.
Given the make up of the Enchantment Region, the first week of 2001 could easily be the most important of the season, especially for the teams from Winslow. The girls have defeated a contending Monument Valley team twice, but the boys have a pair of losses to the Mustangs. Tuba City is the defending state champion in both leagues. Window Rock and Ganado are legitimate contenders. Road wins for Winslow would be huge in the battle for the regular season titles and positioning for the regional tournaments.