Lady Bulldogs knock off Payson with 70-30 win

WINSLOW, Ariz. The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Payson Lady Longhorns 70-30 in a Division III State Tournament game played in Chinle Feb. 22. The win improved Winslow's record to 23-4 for the season and dropped Payson's to 13-17.

Winslow will play the Fountain Hills Lady Falcons today in Prescott. Fountain Hills defeated Many Farms 57-47 on Saturday.

Winslow defeated Payson easily a week earlier in the Sectional Tournament at Show Low. The game was not expected to be close and definitely wasn't. Both teams had to travel great distances to play a game.

The Lady Bulldogs had a 16-9 lead after the first quarter of play and built a commanding 40-18 advantage by the intermission. The game was as good as over as the Lady Bulldogs had a 67-24 lead going into the fourth quarter, which the teams played with a running clock.

Winslow had four players in double figures led by Jacey Sangster with 17 points. Shandiin Armao scored 16 points, Tannon Tom tallied 13 and Halle Hayes canned 11 points. Cori Barnett led Payson with eight points.

Tannon Tom hit four three-point goals and Jacey Sangster canned two super shots while Payson did not have a three-point goal. The Lady Bulldogs had 20 two-point goals to just 11 for Payson. Winslow also canned 12 of 17 free throws to seven of 18 for Payson.

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