3/4/2014 10:26:00 AM Window Rock Lady Scouts exit the state tournament with loss to Valley Christian Lady Trojans
The No. 1 seed Valley Christian Lady Trojans defeated the No. 4 seed Window Rock Lady Scouts in the semi-finals game of the AIA Division III Girls State Championships Feb. 28. Photo/Anton Wero.
Anton Wero The Observer
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The No. 1 seed Valley Christian Lady Trojans (33-0) defeated the No. 4 seed Window Rock Lady Scouts (25-8) in the semi-finals game of the 2014 AIA February Frenzy, Division III Girls State Championships Feb. 28 at Jobbing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
The Lady Scouts had a two-point lead after the opening quarter, 13-11 led by three seniors. Senior point guard Naomie Klah scored six points, senior Shaniya Betsoi added four points and senior Nichole Benally hit a three-pointer during the first period.
The undefeated Lady Trojans came to play with a winning streak dating back to the 2012-2013 season. In the second quarter, they outscored the Scouts 15-4 and took a 26-17 lead at the half.
Window Rock made a small run and outscored Valley Christian 11-8, cutting the lead to a six point advantage for the Trojans, 34-28.
The Trojans would convert on eight out of 11 free throws down the home stretch to seal the win. The Trojans outscored the Scouts in the final frame 19-12, with the Scouts falling by 13 points at the end by a final score of 53-40 to the Trojans.
With their winning streak still accumulating, the Trojans moved on to the 2014 AIA Division III Girls State Championships game March 1 at the Jobbing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
In the season finale the Fountain Hills Lady Falcons defeated the Lady Trojans 51-36, and claimed the elusive prize - the Gold Ball.
Senior starter Naomi Klah scored 12 points, to lead the Window Rock Lady Scouts.
Head coach Mac Beach commended seniors Keezia Owens, Caliegh Curley, Nichole Benally, Shaniya Betsoi and Klah for a job well done.