The Lady Bulldogs were defeated 41-17 by the Lennox Orioles in high school girls basketball action Saturday, December 12, on the road. The game was Milbank’s season opener and prompted head coach Brian Pauli to say, “No matter who we play this season, we have to find ways to score. When you score only 17 points, you aren’t going to win many games. We have to get better offensively, and we will.”
Milbank trailed 11-5 after the first quarter of play. The locals added five points in the second period, but remained behind at 21-10 at the midway mark. The Lady Bulldogs scored just three points in the third and four in the fourth. Lennox capitalized on a big fourth stanza to secure the win at 41-17.
Maurina Street led the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points, six rebounds, three steals, and one assist. Tatum Berry followed with three points, three assists, and one steal. Madi Thue chipped in two points, two rebounds,
and two steals. Isabella Anderson added two points, four boards, two assists, and one steal. Ellie Neugebauer contributed five rebounds and Tyra Berry added three boards and one steal.
Milbank hit just 7-of-37 from the field for 19 percent shooting. They made 1-of-11 from three point land and 2-of-7 from the charity stripe. The Lady Bulldogs finished the game with 25 rebounds, 13 steals, and six assists. They committed 16 turnovers.
Lennox made 44 percent of their shots from the field, hitting 16-of-36 attempts, including 6-of-11 from behind the three-point arch. The Orioles racked up 29 rebounds, 14 steals, 13 assists, and one blocked shot. They committed 13 turnovers.