The Milbank Lady Bulldogs battled with the Arlington Cardinals and fell by just one point at 40-41 Saturday, December 19, during the Entringer Classic in Colman. Milbank drops to 0-3 on the season with that loss.
“I am proud of the girls for how they responded after the Sisseton game,” stated head coach Brian Pauli. “This game went back and forth. We had girls step up and make shots. You could see when the first few went in, the game became more fun to play! As a team, I feel we took steps in the right direction. Now we will continue to work on building off this game.”
Milbank held a one-point advantage after the opening quarter of play. The Lady Bulldogs widened that gap to 22-19 at the midway mark. The locals struggled slightly on the offensive end in the third quarter by
producing just seven points. Arlington knotted the score up at 29-29 heading into the final stanza where Milbank was edged out by just one point at 40-41.
Maurina Street led the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Tyra Berry followed with nine points, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. Ellie Neugebauer tallied eight points, four
boards, one assist, and one steal while Isabella Anderson added seven points, five rebounds, four steals, and three assists on the night.
Also contributing to the team totals were Madi Thue, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal; Elsie Seffrood, two rebounds and two assists, and Jenna Dexter, one rebound and one assist in the contest.
Milbank went 15-for-46 from the field for 33 percent shooting in the game. The Lady Bulldogs had 35 rebounds, 17 steals, 14 assists, and 20 turnovers.
Arlington made 34 percent of their shots from the field, making 17-of-51 attempts. The opponent ended the game with 37 rebounds, 17 steals, 12 assists, and 18 turnovers.