Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Fri, Feb. 28

 Lady Bulldogs headed for America West

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs advanced to the semi-finals of the Arizona State 3A Conference Championship Tournament with a pair of convincing victories at Flagstaff on Friday and Saturday. Winslow defeated Safford 65-29 on Friday and Globe 81-37 on Saturday.

Winslow improved its sensational record to 28-2 and will meet the defending state champion Round Valley Lady Elks at 10:15 a.m. on Friday at America West.

On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs waltzed past the Safford version of the Lady Bulldogs 65-29 in the opening round of the tournament. Winslow built a whopping 28-7 first period lead and coasted to the victory. Starla McCurtain with 11 points and JoDawn White with 10 paced the balanced Winslow attack.

 On Saturday, the Globe Lady Tigers proved easy pickings for the talented Lady

Bulldogs in the 81-37 romp. The Winslow girls had built a 24-2 lead by the end of the first quarter and were up 54-7 at the intermission. JoDawn White led Winslow with 19 points. Donna Benally with 16 points and Levyna Ben with 11 were also in double figures. Only five Lady Tigers scored with Paige Cecil and Chantel Romans in double digits with 14 and 12 points respectively. Nine Winslow girls scored.

Safford     7   6   6 10 – 29

Winslow 28 16 10 11 – 65

Safford: Kamala Christensen 4, Nicole Stewart 6, Lauren Deridder 2, Tawny DeSpain 2, Amber Angle 8, Sharrisse Fisher 5, Emily Rios 2.

Winslow: Bencita Johnson 2, Deirde Begay 2, Stacey Yazzie 4, Starla McCurtain 11, Leann Billie 2, Lindsey Begaii 6, Donna Benally 8, Levyna Ben 9, JoDawn White 10, Stephanie Garnett 8 and Johanna Begay 3.

Globe        2   5 12 18 – 37

Winslow 24 30 19   8 – 81

Globe: Jeanette Reynoso 2, Paige Cecil 14, Kristan Williamson 2, Chantel Romans 12 and Emily Belvado 6.

Winslow: Bencita Johnson 8, Deirde Begay 5, Lindsey Begaii 2, Donna Benally 16, Levyna Ben 11, Johanna Begay 4, JoDawn White 19, Stephanie Garnett 6 and Roberta Carr 8.

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