Bulldogs squeak past Window Rock once, comebacks fall short in others

Winslow 51

Window Rock 50

The Winslow Bulldogs eked out a 51-50 victory over the Window Rock Scouts in a 3A North Region basketball game played at Window Rock on Jan. 28.

The Bulldogs squandered a significant lead in the fourth quarter, but managed to hold on for the win despite scoring only six points in that period. Winslow led at every break after establishing a 15-7 margin in the first period. The lead was 30-23 at the intermission and 45-38 after three quarters.

Orlando Vargas had 13 points to lead Winslow and tied with Farentino Tsosie of Window Rock for game scoring honors. No other player was in double figures.

Winslow 15 15 15 6 - 51

Window Rock 7 16 15 12 - 50

Winslow: Shawn Begay 5, Carlos Quezada 4, Charles Gover 5, John Pate 6, Jeremy Taliman 2, Orlando Vargas 13, Rick Rindahl 2, Reed Hancock 6 and Ron Hoover 8.

Window Rock: Gabriel Haskie 2, Bryan Smith 4, Gordon Segay 9, William Holtsoi 7, Roderick Dawes 8, Farentino Tsosie 13 and John Huyser 7.

Monument Valley 69

Winslow 62

The Monument Valley Mustangs survived a Winslow Bulldogs come-back effort to take a 69-62 win in a 3A North Region basketball game played at Kayenta on Friday.

Reed Hancock led all scorers with 21 points for Winslow. Orlando Vargas finished close behind with 19 points for the Bulldogs.

Winslow 6 14 21 21 - 62

Monument Valley 21 11 12 25 - 69

Winslow: Carlos Quezada 4, Lucas Armenta 7, Jeremy Taliman 7, Orlando Vargas 19, Rich Rindahl 4 and Reed Hancock 21.

Monument Valley: Elisha McKerry 1, Clayton Edd 15, Kyle Phillips 12, Marino Sullivan 9, Melix Cowboy 12 and Brennan Tallman 18.

Window Rock 68

Winslow 66

The Window Rock Scouts edged the Winslow Bulldogs 68-66 in a ragged 3A North Region basketball game at Winslow that saw the lead swap hands numerous times in the final minutes of Saturday’s contest.

Forentino Tsosie led all scorers with 17 points for Window Rock. Bryan Smith with 16 points and John Huyser with 10 were also in double figures for the Scouts.

Ron Hoover and Shawn Begay paced Winslow with 12 points each. Carlos Quezada was in double digits with 10 points.

Window Rock 13 15 16 24 - 68

Winslow 13 18 17 18 - 66

Window Rock: Bryan Smith 16, Gordon Segay 9, William Holtsoi 2, Jacob Karlaity 7, Joseph Young 4, Roderick Dawes 3, Forentino Tsosie 17 and John Huyser 10.

Winslow: Shawn Begay 12, Carlos Quezada 10, Lucas Armenta 8, Carl Begay 2, Orlando Vargas 9, Rich Rindahl 3, Reed Hancock 7 and Ron Hoover 12.

At the end of this week’s play, the Bulldogs had a record of 4-19 for the season and 3-9 in the region.

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