The Milbank Lady Bulldogs stepped up their game as they traveled to Florence Tuesday, December 17. Despite an improved effort, Milbank fell 64-30 and drop their season record to 0-3. “I thought we were competitive in the first half,” noted head coach Brian Pauli. “We were able to score, which obviously helps. In the second half, we got tired and committed way too many turnovers.”
Milbank trailed by just four points at 15-19 at the end of the opening quarter. Florence- Henry widened the gap to 22-35 at the midway mark. The Lady Bulldogs continued to battle but remained behind at 30-50 heading into the final stanza where they were held scoreless.
Jaecy Engebretson and Maurina Street led the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points each. Street grabbed 14 rebounds while Engebretson added eight boards, one assist and four steals. Isabella Anderson tallied four points, three rebounds, and one assist. Madi Thue chipped in with two points and nine rebounds, and Tracy Pillatzki had two points, two boards, and one assist on the night. Hallie Schulte contributed two points, two rebounds, and one blocked shot. Tatum Berry was credited with one steal.
Milbank went 10-for-55 from the field for just 18 percent shooting. The Lady Bulldogs ended the game with 53 rebounds, three assists, nine steals, one blocked shot, and 23 turnovers.
Florence-Henry made 36 percent of its shots from the field, making 24-of-67 attempts. The opponent finished with 47 rebounds, 21 steals, and 11 turnovers.