Both teams to play in state tourney

The Winslow High School boys and girls' basketball teams will both begin play in the Arizona State 3A Conference Basketball Championship Tournaments today (Feb. 15) in Flagstaff. The girls, who finished third in the 3A North Region, will meet the Fountain Hills Lady Falcons at 4:30 p.m. Fountain Hills finished third in the 3A West Region. The Winslow boys will play Estrella Foothills at 6 p.m. Winslow is the 3A North Region top seed while Estrella Foothills finished fourth in the 3A West Region.

The winner of the Winslow Lady Bulldogs-Fountain Hills game will play the winner of the Snowflake-Globe contest on Friday. Snowflake (first in the 3A East Region) will have played Globe at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Times for the Friday contest had not been announced at press time.

The winner of the Winslow Bulldogs-Estrella Foothills game will play the winner of a contest between the Coolidge Bears (second seed from the 3A South Region) and Round Valley (third seed from the 3A East Region) played at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The winners will meet on Friday with the time not announced at press time.

Other first round games in the boys' tournament include Alchesay (second seed from the 3A East) against Sahuarita (third seed from the 3A South) at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday with the winner of that contest to play the winner of a game between Fountain Hills (first seed from the 3A West) and Tuba City (fourth seed from the 3A North) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The lower half of the boys' bracket has Seton Catholic (first seed from the 3A South) playing Payson (fourth seed from the 3A East) at 10:30 a.m. today (Feb. 15) with the winner to meet the winner of a 9 p.m. contest on Tuesday between Window Rock (second seed from the 3A North) and River Valley (third seed from the 3A West). Sedona (second seed from the 3A West) will play Chinle (third seed from the 3A North) at noon today (Feb. 15) for the right to play the winner of the Tuesday 6 p.m. game between Holbrook (first seed from the3A East) and Globe (fourth seed from the 3A South).

Other first round girls' bracket games include at 7:30 p.m. contest on Tuesday between Monument Valley (first seed from the 3A North) and Estrella Foothills (fourth seed from the 3A West). The winner of that game will meet the winner of a contest played at noon on Tuesday between Coolidge (second seed from the 3A South) and Round Valley (third seed from the 3A East. Alchesay (second seed from the 3A East) and Sahuarita (third seed from the 3A South) met at 9 a.m. on Tuesday with the winner to meet the winner of a 9 p.m. tonight (Feb. 15) contest between Parker (first seed from the 3A West and Tuba City (fourth seed from the 3A North).

The lower half of the bracket has Seton Catholic (first seed from the 3A South) meeting Payson (third seed from the 3A East) at 9 a.m. today (Feb. 15). The winner of that contest will meet the winner of a game at 1:30 p.m. between Ganado (second seed from the 3A North) and Sedona (third seed from the 3A West).

Survivors of Friday's games will advance to Glendale for semi-final games on Friday, Feb. 24. Girls' teams from the top bracket will play at 11:30 a.m. Teams from the bottom bracket (which includes Winslow) will play at 7 p.m.

Friday winners in the top half of the boys' bracket (which includes Winslow) will play at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at Glendale. Winners of the bottom bracket will play their semi-final game at 8:45 p.m.

The girls' championship game will be in Glendale at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 with the boys' championship to follow at 8 p.m.

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