The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Tuba City Warriors 70-67 in an Enchantment Region basketball game played in Winslow on Dec. 21. The Bulldogs improved their record to 8-5 for the season and 4-0 in the region.
The teams swapped leads throughout the closely played contest, which was not decided until the final buzzer. Tuba City led 67-64 inside the final minute until Bryan Curtis buried a game tying three-pointer. Evander Lee stole the ball on Tuba City’s next possession and made one of two free throws to give the Bulldogs a 68-67 lead with only 10 seconds left to play. Avery Bahe’s pair of free throws with only three seconds remaining salted away the victory.
Winslow led 15-12 after the first period, but the Warriors were up 29-27 at the intermission and 45-42 after three periods.
Devin Dugi led all scorers with 32 points for Tuba City as he kept the Warriors in the contest before fouling out with less than a minute to go in the game. Robert Morgan was also in double figures for the Warriors with 11 points.
Bryan Curtis scored 14 points, all in the second half, to lead the Bulldogs. Curtis spent most of the first half on the bench with foul troubles. Seth Davis and Manuelito Shirley with 12 points each and Evander Lee with 11 were all in double figures for Winslow.
The Bulldogs will resume action on Tuesday when they journey to Payson to meet the Longhorns in a non-conference game. Their next Enchantment Region game will be against the Window Rock Scouts in Winslow on Jan. 11.
Tuba City 12 17 16 22 - 67
Winslow 15 12 15 28 - 70
Tuba City: William Tewawine 5, Robert Morgan 11, Devin Dugi 32, Michael Justice 5, Ryan Brown 6, Courtney Tsinigine 6 and Doney Curtis 2.
Winslow: Avery Bahe 6, Seth Davis 12, Evander Lee 11, Shane Garnett 7, Manuelito Shirley 12, Bryan Curtis 14 and Reed Hancock.