By Sam Conner
The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Show Low Cougars 68-39 in Winslow on Thursday in the first game of the regional playoffs. The win improved Winslow’s record to 23-5 and dropped Show Low’s record to 7-18. The Bulldogs advanced to play Blue Ridge for the Regional Championship in Winslow last Friday.
The Bulldogs started fast and led 13-9 after the first quarter and 29-20 at the half. The margin was a comfortable 45-29 going into the final period. Dakota Spencer led Winslow and all scorers with 20 points. Junior Villanueva was also in double figures with 14 points and Yoann Djassa scored nine for the victors. Colton McGinnes led Show Low with 11 points.