The Lady Bulldogs basketball team fell 34-46 to Waverly-South Shore on Tuesday, January 14, but the young and inexperienced team is making great strides on the court.
“We really had some positive action on offense,” stated head coach Brian Pauli. “We moved the ball and got it where it needed to go. We still missed too many easy shots, but we improved at getting quality shots. We also still need to
work on taking care of the basketball. Teams are going to press us if we don’t show that we can hurt them by pressing.”
Milbank trailed the Coyotes 9-12 at the end of the opening period. The gap was increased to 14-22 at the midway mark, and they trailed at 24-35 heading into the final stanza.
Jaecy Engebretson led the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points, two rebounds, one steal, and one assist. Maurina Street followed with eight points and seven rebounds. Isabella Anderson tallied seven points, two rebounds, three steals, two assists, and one blocked shot.
Madi Thue chipped in two points, eight rebounds, and two assists. Hallie Schulte knocked in two points and had one steal. Tracy Pillatzki rounded out the totals for Milbank with two points.
Milbank connected on 33 percent of their shots from the field—hitting 13-of-40 attempts. The Lady Bulldogs finished the game with 27 rebounds, five steals, five assists, and one blocked shot. They committed 21 turnovers.
Waverly-South Shore hit 20-of-51 from the field for 39 percent shooting. The Coyotes recorded 34 rebounds, eight steals, two assists, and one blocked shot. They committed 15 turnovers.