Winslow Lady Bulldogs, Valley Sanders Lady Pirates winners in sectionals

Laylane Benslow shoots two over a Page Lady Sand Devils defender.

Laylane Benslow shoots two over a Page Lady Sand Devils defender.

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs and the Valley Sanders Lady Pirates won first round games in the Division III Sectional Tournament at Winslow Feb. 5.

The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Page Lady Sand Devils 47-43. The win improved Winslow's record to an outstanding 21-4 for the season. The Lady Pirates defeated the Holbrook Lady Roadrunners 65-47 later in the day.

Page held Winslow in check early and led 5-0 after the first five minutes but Winslow cut that lead to 11-9 by the end of the first quarter. The Lady Sand Devils led 21-18 at the half but Winslow jumped ahead to a 33-26 lead after three quarters of play.

Ember Sloan of Page led all scorers with 18 points. Jessica Anderson also scored in double figures for the Lady Sand Devils with 16 points. Marcella Joe paced Winslow with 15 points. Mattea Begaii also scored in double figures for Winslow with 14 points. Shandiin Armao and Halle Hayes each scored seven for Winslow and Dana Worker knocked in seven points for Page.

Anderson and Armao both fouled out leaving both teams missing an important inside player.

In the second game of the night Valley Sanders topped Holbrook 65-47. The win improved the Lady Pirates' record to 24-2 for the season and dropped Holbrook to a still respectable 20-12.

The Lady Pirates led 14-11 after the first quarter and 30-21 at the half. The margin was 46-35 after three quarters of play.

Kristen Quigley led all scorers with 18 points for Valley Sanders. Rolanda Mitchell scored 15 points and Andrea Nez and Chelena Betoney each scored 12 points. Teyah Goldtooth led Holbrook with 10 points.

Lady Bulldogs 59 Valley Sanders 44

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Valley Sanders Lady Pirates 59-44 in Chinle Feb. 8 in the Division III Sectional Tournament. The win improved Winslow's record to an outstanding 22-5 for the season.

The Lady Bulldogs started out strong and led 23-14 after the first period of play and 32-26 at the half. The margin was 43-36 after three quarters.

Shandiin Armao led all scorers with 24 points for Winslow. Mattea Begaii scored in double figures with 19 points and Halle Hayes scored 13 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Andrea Nez led Valley Sanders with 19 points. Kristen Quigley also scored in double figures for the Lady Pirates with 11 points and Chelena Betoney scored nine points.

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