Winslow teams best Ganado at Ganado

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs both came away from Ganado with 3A North Region victories in the second meeting of basketball teams from those two schools since the 2011 portion of the schedule began.

The  Lady Bulldogs defeated the Show Ganado Lady Hornets 50-28 in a 3A North Region basketball game played at Ganado on Thursday. The win improved Winslow's record to 14-4 for the season and to a perfect 4-0 in the 3A North Region.

The Lady Bulldogs held Ganado to scores of six or less in each of the first three quarters in building a commanding lead. The margin was nine after the first period 14-5 and 23-10 at the half. The lead after three quarters was 35-16 with victory virtually assured.

Ganado's Nicole Curley led all scorers with 13 points but was the only Lady Hornet in double digits or with more than four points.

Corey Nez led Winslow with 11 points. Kiersten Nezzie was also in double figures for the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points. Mattea Begaii added nine for the victors.

The Lady Bulldogs were to play another regional game at Kayenta on Saturday against the Monument Valley Lady Mustangs. They will host Holbrook on Tuesday in another regional contest.

The  Bulldog boys' team edged the Ganado Hornets 51-49 in their 3A North Region basketball game played at Ganado on Thursday. The win improved Winslow's record to 17-4 and their regional record to 3-0.

The Bulldogs had a 12-9 lead after the first quarter but trailed 26-22 at the half. The third quarter saw the Hornets maintain their four-point advantage at 39-35. Winslow had its most productive quarter in the final period and came away with the narrow 51-49 win.         

Kraig Shirley led all scorers with 22 points for the Bulldogs. Jevon Estelle was also in double figures for Winslow with 10 points and Tyler Williams tallied eight for the victors. Marcus Begay led Ganado with 18 points. Isaiah Jones was also in double figures for the Hornets with 11 points.

Winslow was to play Holbrook at Winslow on Tuesday in a 3A North Region game and will host Valley Sanders on Thursday and Show Low on Friday in non-regional game.

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