Red Mesa girls get by Lady Miners, improve record to 9-0

By Sunnie Clahchischiligi
Navajo Times

TEEC NOS POS, ARIZ., Feb. 6, 2014

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(Times photo - Sunnie Clahchischiligi)

Red Mesa junior Ashleigh Benally attempts a jump shot for Red Mesa during a match up with Red Valley/ Cove on Feb. 4. Red Mesa won, 58-27. Red Mesa leads Division IV Section I with an undefeated record of 9-0.

For the first time in a long time the Red Mesa girl's basketball team knows what it feels like to have a target on their back.

Red Mesa is currently seeded No. 8 in Arizona Division IV and No. 1 in their section with an undefeated record of 9-0, according to MaxPreps. Their latest victory came Tuesday night when they defeated the Red Valley/Cove Miners, 58-27. Red Valley/Cove is 6-13 overall in the freelance division.

Red Mesa head coach Sandy Benally said the seasoned team has been working cohesively and because of it they have seen successful.

"We're really … working together, helping each other out," he said. "This is new. It's been a long time since Red Mesa's been up here. Everybody's gunning for us."

For play by play on how Red Mesa secured this game, pick up a Navajo Times.

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