ALBUQUERQUE — Shiprock overcame a slow start to remain the lone unbeaten girls team in Class 3A. The top-ranked Chieftains (28-0) advance to Thursday’s semifinal round versus No. 4 Hope Christian with a 59-32 rout of Robertson (15-15). The Huskies eliminated the No. 5 West Las Vegas Lady Dons, 57-40, earlier in the evening at The Pit.
Shiprock spotted the Cardinals a 9-3 lead to start the game, but closed out the opening period with the final nine points and never trailed again. Nine Chieftain players recorded a backet, led by Tanisha Begay, who finished with 12 points. Shiprock’s other double-digit scorer was Taylor Henderson with 10 points. Chantel Sena paced Robertson with seven points.