Winslow Lady Bulldogs win one, lose two in Gallup Tournament
The Lady Bulldogs lost their first two games in the Gallup Invitational Tournament and won their final contest. This tournament has historically been a tough test for the Winslow girls and has provided most of their losses even in years when the team won a state championship.
Winslow has a talented team and should be serious contenders for a state title this year. This tournament was probably an important experience in building a team that will challenge for a state title.
The Lady Bulldogs began play in the Gallup Invitational Tournament on Thursday with a 57-54 loss to the Gallup Miramura Lady Patriots. The Lady Bulldogs led 17-13 after the first quarter and 29-24 at the half, but the Lady Patriots came back and led by a single point 42-41 after three quarters of play. Miramura outscored the Lady Bulldogs 15-13 in the final period to earn the hard-fought victory.
In other games on Thursday the Cleveland Storm defeated the Kirkland Central Lady Broncos 60-54 and the Clovis Lady Wildcats defeated the Albuquerque St. Pius Lady Sartans 73-61.
Friday saw another close loss for the Lady Bulldogs as the Albuquerque St. Pius Lady Sartans edged Winslow 54-53. Winslow led 15-12 after the first quarter but trailed 28-24 at the half.
The Lady Bulldogs regained the lead 44-41 in the third quarter but lost the game by a single point in the final period.
In other games on Friday, Clovis defeated Miramura 65-28 and Gallup defeated Cleveland 81-43.
On Saturday the Lady Bulldogs finally pulled out a win of 69-43 over the Wingate team. The Lady Bulldogs led 20-8 at the end of the first quarter and 48-30 after three quarters of play.
In other games on Saturday, Miramura defeated Cleveland 57-49 and Clovis defeated Gallup 66-42 for the championship.