Lady Bulldogs defeat Falcons

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Fountain Hills Lady Falcons 78-59 in the opening round of the Arizona State 3A Conference Basketball Tournament played in Flagstaff on Wednesday.

The win sent Winslow into a quarterfinal contest with the Snowflake Lady Lobos, 83-42 victors over Globe.

Winslow improved its season record to 21-9 with the win. Fountain Hills ended its season 18-11.

Winslow built a 21-16 first quarter lead and steadily increased the margin throughout the contest. The lead was 38-29 at the intermission and 55-39 after three quarters.

Arveda Yazzie led all scorers with 20 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Levyna Ben with 18 points and Bencita Johnson with 15 were also in double figures for Winslow. Abbye Eikler was in double digits for Fountain Hills with 16 points.

Winslow 21 17 17 23 ­ 78

Fountain Hills 16 13 10 20 ­ 59

Winslow: Bencita Johnson 15, Elisha Billie 6, Chaunasea Singer 2, Arveda Yazzie 20, Levyna Ben 18, Chanel Renfro 6, Samantha Sam 6, Raquel Singer 2 and Cassandra Jensen 3.

Fountain Hills: Jessica Bodea 6, Ester Jones 9, Natalie Brewster 7, Mollie Howard 9, Brittany Conger 8, Lisa Dorchester 4 and Abbye Eikler 16.

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