The Milbank Bulldogs met a tough boys basketball team from Arlington at the Entringer Scholarship Classic in Brookings on December 31. The Dawgs fell by a score of 69-45. Their season record now sits at 1-3.
“Arlington is a very solid basketball team,” said Milbank’s head coach Logan Diede. “They have quality guards that can shoot, athletic players everywhere, and two big guys that can get it done inside. They shot extremely well, with one player hitting eight threes. We had a
few good stretches throughout the game, but we just didn’t put it all together long enough to keep it a close ballgame. I do think we made more progress and got better in the process, and that’s huge for us.”
Bennett Schwenn led Milbank with 22 points, four rebounds, and one assist. Mason Riley and Will Cummins followed with nine points each. Riley grabbed two rebounds and had one assist. Cummins added one board and one assist.
Also adding to the totals for the Bulldogs were: Cade Howard, three points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal; Ryker Trevett, two points and three rebounds; and Tanner Mertens, one rebound.
The Dawgs made 17-of-45 attempts from the field for 38 percent shooting. They finished the game with 25 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and nine turnovers.
Arlington made 57 percent of their shots from the field, hitting 27 of 47 attempts. The Cardinals wrapped up the victory with 31 rebounds, four assists, 10 steals, and five turnovers.
File photo – Senior Evan Erickson