By Sam Conner
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Payson Lady Longhorns, 53-52, in a very tight game at Winslow on Thursday in their first regional playoff game. The game was not decided until the final seconds as Payson missed three shots in the closing seconds.
The Lady Bulldogs had a good first half and led 28-20 at intermission. Payson came back strong and trailed by just a point at 41-40 going into the final period. The teams stayed close until the final seconds. Winslow had three players in double figures as Kristen Wagner, Tatyana Wyconda and Brianna Little each scored 10 points. Raegan Ashby led all scorers with 21 points but was the only Lady Longhorn in double figures.
The Lady Bulldogs were to play the Holbrook Lady Roadrunners in Holbrook for the Regional Championship on Friday.