Oree Foster
Staff Writer, AZPreps365.com

3A Girls State Tournament: Page, Sabino advance to Final Four

February 18, 2019 by Oree Foster, AZPreps365

No. 2 Page Lady Sand Devils escaped an upset by No. 7 Tuba City Lady Warriors in the 3A State Tournament Elite 8 action at Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott, Arizona on Monday.

The 3A State Tournament shifts to Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona on Friday with the Final Four and State Championship on Saturday.

Page nipped Tuba City, 43-42, to advance into the Final Four. Page, 25-4, faces Winslow Lady Bulldogs, 23-5. Tip off is 2:30 p.m. Tuba City finished its season at 17-9.

No. 1 Tucson Sabino Lady Sabercats posted a 55-43 victory over No. 8 Chinle Lady Wildcats in an Elite 8 contest on Monday.

Tucson Sabino, 12-16, meets the Holbrook Lady Roadrunners, 25-4, in a Final Four contest at 6 p.m. Chinle completed its season at 17-9.

Page 43, Tuba City 42

Page outscored Tuba City, 25-18, in the second half to nip Tuba City.

Page was down, 24-18 at halftime, before the Lady Sand Devils battled back in the third period, outscoring the Lady Warriors, 13-7, to tie the game at 31-31 at the end of the third quarter.

The Lady Sand Devils canned 12 points in the fourth quarter. Tuba City hit for 11 points in the fourth period.

Page took a 6-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Warriors outscored the Lady Sand Devils, 21-12, during the second quarter.

Mikala Benally and Camryn Nockideneh both scored 10 points apiece to lead Page.

Chenille Nodman netted 13 points, followed by Larissa Yazzie and Tiriya Mexican with eight points apiece for Tuba City.

Tucson Sabino 55, Chinle 43

Chinle Lady Wildcats senior post Stacey Begay turned in a monster game against top ranked Tucson Sabino Lady Sabercats.

Begay, one of the state's top post players, recorded a double, double in her final game wearing a Chinle uniform. Begay scorched the cords for 29 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

Despite Begay's quality game, Chinle dropped a 55-43 decision to Tucson Sabino, 55-43.

Chinle led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter. Tucson Sabino outscored Chinle, 15-7, to take a 28-21 lead into the locker room for halftime.

Tucson Sabino began hitting its shots during the third period. The Lady Sabercats canned 17 points and contained Chinle to 11 markers. Tucson Sabino took a 45-32 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Wildcats netted 11 points and Tucson Sabino tallied 10 points during the fourth stanza.