Window Rock and Snowflake Advance in Sectionals
The Window Rock Scouts and the Snowflake Lobos won their Division III Sectional Tournament games on Wednesday in Winslow and advanced to the next round in Chinle on Friday.
The Window Rock Scouts defeated the Pinon Eagles 58-47 in the Division III Sectional basketball game played on Wednesday. The win improved Window Rock's record to 24-3 and let them advance to play Alchesay in Chinle on Friday. Alchesay advanced with a 55-52 win over Valley Sanders in Chinle on a three point shot at the buzzer.
Window Rock led 14-10 after the first quarter of play and by only a point 28-27 at the half. The Scouts stepped up their game in the third quarter and led 43-35 going into the final period.
Daryl James of Pinon was the high point scorer of the game with 16 points. He was the only Eagle in double figures. Jaydiamond Taliman led Window Rock with 13 points. Ian Bahe with 11 points and Kyler Ashley with10 points were also in double figures for the Scouts.
Pinon 10 17 8 12 - 37
Window Rock 14 14 15 15 - 58
Pinon: Murphy Nez 4, Sylvester Benally 6, Daryl James 16, Cody Manybeads 6, Shondell Ben 3, Vendell Jones 8 and Dakota Schinse 4.
Window Rock: Ian Bahe 11, Taylor Davis 4, Josh Pablo 3, Dominique Dale 8, Jaydiamond Taliman 13, Ty Wannaeka 5, Trevor Shirley 2 and Kyler Ashley 10.
In the nightcap the Snowflake Lobos defeated the St. Johns Redmen 66-52 in the Division III Sectional Tournament game on Wednesday. The win improved Snowflake's record to an impressive 23-3 and dropped St. Johns to 17-13. Snowflake advanced to a semifinal game in Chinle on Friday. St. Johns was eliminated from the Sectional Tournament but may qualify for the Division III State Tournament on power points.
Snowflake started very strong and had a double digit 21-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. St. Johns cut the margin to single digits in the third and fourth quarter but never threatened to take the lead. The Snowflake advantage was 39-28 at the half and 55-42 after three quarters.
Chase Walton scored 17 points for Snowflake to lead all scorers. Reggie Peterson with 13 points and Dustin Baldwin with 11 points were also in double figures for the Lobos and Reggie Peterson scored nine for the victors.
Dayton Waite with 16 points and Dalton Waite with 15 points led the St. Johns Redmen. Jake Zeiler was also in double figures for St. Johns with 11 points.
St. Johns 11 17 14 10 - 52
Snowflake 22 18 16 11 - 66
St. Johns: Kyle James 2, Jake Zeiler 11, Dayton Waite 16, Dalton Waite 15 and Konner Lee 6.
Snowflake: Tanner Yellowhair 8, Dallin Merrill 4, Dustin Baldwin 11, Chase Walden 17, Jake Shumway 9, Reggie Peterson 13 and Rick Shumway 4.
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