Milbank 49 – Madison 71
Milbank suffered a 49-71 loss in the Battle of the Bulldogs Monday, February 24, in Madison. Madison’s ability to execute on both ends of the floor caused Milbank to trail 10-15 at the end of the first quarter. Madison also poured in 23 points in the second quarter to increase their lead to 22-38 at the midway mark. Milbank remained behind at 37-58 heading into the final stanza and could not catch up.
Will Cummins led the Bulldogs with 22 points. Mason Riley, Max McCulloch, and Stevie Ash produced six points each. Carter Hartman added three points. Bennett Schwenn, Evan Erickson, and Noah Steinlicht scored two points apiece.
Milbank hit 19-of-54 from the field for 35 percent shooting. They ended the game with 28 rebounds, 14 assists, 11 steals, and two blocked shots. They committed 11 turnovers.
Madison made 55 percent of their shots from the field, firing in 28-of-51 attempts. They recorded 43 rebounds, 10 steals, five assists, and one blocked shot. They committed 12 turnovers.
Milbank 62 – Groton 55
Milbank defeated Groton 62-55 in Northeast Conference basketball action Friday, February 21, in front of a home crowd. Milbank had a slight edge at 14-13 after one period of play. The Dawgs broke the game open at 29-20 at the half-way point. Groton came storming back in the third quarter, but Milbank remained ahead at 41-36 heading into the final stanza. The Bulldogs held on for the victory.
Three MIlbank players scored in double figures. Schwenn led the way with 29 points, four rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Hartman followed with 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, and one steal. McCulloch produced a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. He also added two assists and one steal to the team totals. Ryker Trevett chipped in with five points, three boards, one steal, and one assist. Cummins and Erickson scored two points each.
Milbank dropped in 47 percent of their shots from the field, hitting 22-of-47 attempts.The Dawgs grabbed 35 rebounds, six steals, and six assists. They committed nine turnovers.
Groton hit 20-of-46 from the field for 44 percent shooting. The Tigers ended the game with 21 rebounds, nine steals, one assist, and one blocked shot. They were charged with six turnovers.
phot: junior Carter Hartman