The Page girls basketball team got a few laughers out of the way recently, beating the Pinon Eagles on the road, 50-31, and the Monument Valley Mustangs, 48-29, improving to 8-0 in the power-points schedule where they stand at No. 1 as of Wednesday in the 3A Conference.
Against the 2A Eagles on Thursday, the Sand Devils used a handful of players for offensive production on the way to the road victory, with Camryn Nockideneh recording eight points on a 4-of-5 shooting night from the field to go with two steals.
Arianna Jenkins and Francine Keyonnie each had seven points for Page, which is well into its three-peat state championship bid. Emma Yazzie finished the win with six points and as many rebounds, and teammates Diana Secody and Miquedah Taliman added five apiece.
Page, which was ahead 40-4 at halftime against Pinon, was led on the boards by Mariah Gordy.
In a North Region contest against the Mustangs, the Sand Devils, now 2-0 in their league, got 12 points from Taliman and her 4-for-4 night from the field Saturday in Page. She hit a 3-pointer, finished 3 of 4 at the free throw line and added three assists and four steals.
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Monument Valley, ranked No. 27 as of press time Wednesday, led 13-9 after a quarter, but Page, which received eight points from each Ashlyn Adakai and Yazzie, responded with a 21-3 second-quarter effort.
Page plays today at Tuba City against the Warriors, with tipoff set for 6 p.m.
Division III Flagstaff and D-IV Northland Prep were at the 49th Joseph City Invitational over the weekend.
Flagstaff's Chase Ramsgate, wrestling at 106 pounds in the blue bracket, finished in second place, and teammate Zach Collins, wrestling at 138 pounds in the gold bracket, also finished as runner-up.
At 195 pounds in the gold bracket, Flagstaff's Ben Evtimov dropped his opening match but won his next three by fall for a third-place spot on the podium. Flagstaff's Cameron Rucker, Jeremy Jones and Oleksiy Evtimov each finished fourth in their respective brackets and weight classes.
For Northland Prep, meanwhile, at 126 pounds and in the blue bracket, Kobe Yazzie finished third with 195-pounder Lucas Benton taking fourth in the same color. Both Spartans won their consultation semifinal by pin.