Winslow teams find easy wins against Payson
WINSLOW, Ariz. - Both Winslow High School basketball teams came away with lopsided wins over the visiting Payson Longhorns and Lady Longhorns Jan. 29 in Don Petranovich Gymnasium.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Longhorns 67-39 in the first varsity game and the Bulldogs defeated the Longhorns 78-40 in the nightcap boys' game.
The Lady Bulldogs' win improved Winslow's record to 20-4 for the season. Payson fell to 9-15 for the season.
The Lady Bulldogs started strong and built a commanding 23-7 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Winslow increased their lead in the second quarter and had more than doubled Payson's score by the half as they took a 45-21 lead to the locker room.
The rout continued in the third quarter, which ended with the Lady Bulldogs enjoying a 65-28 lead. The running clock due to the commanding lead meant that there was virtually no chance of a Payson comeback.
Winslow had three players in double figures led by Shandiin Armao with 15 points. Jaycey Sangster, with 11 points, and Lynnae Mitchell, with 10 points, were also in double figures.
Payson did not have a player in double figures. Rachel Knauer led Payson with seven points.
The Bulldogs defeated the visiting Longhorns handily 78-40 in the boys' game.
Winslow had a double digit 27-15 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Bulldogs doubled the score on Payson by the intermission with a 52-26 advantage and were up 67-35 after three quarters.
Trelonnie Sanders led all scorers with 19 points for Winslow. Tylon Yazzie, with 12 points, and Savion Fuller, with 10 points, were also in double figures for the Bulldogs and Kordell McReeves scored nine pointss.
Chas Davis led Payson with 17 points and was the only Longhorn in double figures.
The Winslow teams played host to Window Rock Feb. 3 and will play host to Safford on Thursday and Snowflake on Friday.