The Winslow Lady Bulldogs opened their 2001-2002 season with a 79-30 win over the Payson Lady Longhorns in a non-conference basketball game played at Winslow on Nov. 20.
Winslow raced to a 21-8 first period lead and never trailed on their way to the one-sided victory. The margin was 37-15 at the intermission and 64-21 after three periods.
Nicole Begaii paced the balanced Winslow attack with 17 points, including five three-pointers. Faith Carpenter was the only other Lady Bulldog in double digits with 10 points, but 13 players cracked the scoring column. Payson had seven players score with only Triste Carlton in double digits with 10 points.
The Lady Bulldogs met the Snowflake Lobos at Snowflake on Tuesday and will begin play in the Galllup Invitational Tournament on Thursday. Play in that tournament will continue on Friday and Saturday. Winslow will host the Greyhills Academy in the team’s first Enchantment Region game on Dec. 4.
Payson 8 7 6 9 - 30
Winslow 21 16 27 15 - 79
Payson: Ashli Herrara 7, Whitney Hardt 2, Laura Crabtree 4, Haylee Huff 2, Shay McGee 5, Triste Carlton 10 and Brooke McCrae 1.
Winslow: Faith Carpenter 10, Lexine Jensen 8, Camille Begay 5, Juana Brown 6, Daphne Barton 6, Lindsey Begaii 2, Nicole Begaii 17, Kelley Willie 4, Nicole Williams 3, Starla McCurtain 6, JoDawn White 7, Lara Willie 3 and Raeonna Begay 2.