The Milbank Lady Bulldogs added a 44-38 victory in Northeast Conference girls basketball action to their record on January 6, in Sisseton. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 4-2 this season with the win.
“It’s nice to get a road conference win,” stated Coach Brian Pauli. “After such a long layoff from not playing a game, I thought we had some rust and our timing was just a little bit off. Sophia Seffrood might have played her best overall game. She gave us some scoring and was solid on the defensive end. Jaecy Engebretson also gave us some much needed scoring off the bench.”
Milbank jumped out to an 11-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Bulldogs used the second quarter to widen the margin by 10 points at 25-15 at the midway mark. Milbank continued to lead the game, and surged ahead at 35-21 heading into the final stanza. Sisseton outscored the Lady Bulldogs 17-9 in the final period, but Milbank clinched the victory 44-38.
Seffrood led the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points, nine rebounds, and one assist. Engebretson followed with 11 points, three rebounds, and one steal. Gabbi Cummins tallied eight points, five rebounds, three steals, and two assists. Molly Rick added five points, five boards, and two steals. Shea Hooth also dropped in five points and grabbed two rebounds. Taylor Thue chipped in with two points, seven rebounds, one steal, and one assist. Lindsey Mertens had one rebound, two assists, and one steal.
Milbank went 15 of 45 from the field for 33 percent shooting. The Lady Bulldogs snagged 42 rebounds and eight steals. They chalked up six assists and committed 16 turnovers.
Sisseton made 34 percent of its shots from the field – 15 of 44 attempts. The Redmen snared 30 rebounds and nine steals. They blocked three shots, made one assist, and committed the same number of turnovers as the Lady Bulldogs -16.
Milbank travels to Clark Friday, January 12.
File photo of senior Sophia Seffrood