Red Mesa, Winslow girls advance into sectional championships

By Quentin Jodie
Navajo Times

WINDOW ROCK, Feb. 13, 2014

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(Times photos - Krista Allen)

TOP: St. Michaels'Kayola Denny (15) catches the ball before scoring against Red Mesa on Tuesday night in "The Pit" at Greyhills Academy High School.

BOTTOM: A Red Mesa player battles her way toward the goal on Tuesday night in "The Pit" at Greyhills Academy High School.

The opening round of the sectional tournament in Arizona prep girls basketball had a few surprises statewide on Tuesday night.

A handful of teams pulled off some major upsets, which has put some bubble teams on edge. The aftermath remains to be seen on how those upsets might affect the seeding for next week's state basketball tournament.

But for teams in the northeastern area of the state, the higher seeded teams took care of business as they advanced into Saturday night's championship game.

The top-seeded Red Mesa Lady Redskins held off a pesky St. Michael bunch at Greyhills High School and advanced with a 61-50 win. They will play No. 2 seed Sanders Valley as the Pirates defeated Rock Point by a 76-63 count.

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