The Milbank Bulldogs took a bite out of the Webster Bearcats with a 67-49 victory in high school boys basketball Tuesday, December 22, at the Milbank Armory. The win gives the locals a 1-2 season record.
“I thought the boys played extremely hard against Webster,” expressed Bulldog head coach Logan Diede. “We need to keep improving, as does everyone in the state. I have no doubt that we will keep doing
that with the kids we have. It was good to get a program win going into the winter break.”
Milbank held a slight 14-10 advantage after the opening quarter. The locals widened the gap to 30-23 at halftime. A huge third quarter and steady fourth helped secure the win for the Dawgs. They scored 21 points in the third to push further ahead at 51-34 heading into the final stanza.
Bennett Schwenn poured in 24 points to set the pace for Milbank. He also snared seven rebounds, had two assists, and one steal on the night. Carter Hartman followed with 12 points, two boards, and one steal.
Ryker Trevett contributed nine points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one blocked shot in the game. Justus Osborn chipped in with six points, one rebound, and two assists. Mason Riley and Tanner Mertens each added five points to the teams total. Riley ripped down 10 rebounds, and had three assists, and one steal while T. Mertens had three rebounds, two assists, and one steal. Aiden Foell tallied four points, and two rebounds while Garrett Mertens added two points, three boards, and one steal in the contest.
Also contributing to the team totals were Will Cummins, two rebounds, five assists, and one steal; Karson Weber, one rebound, and Marshall Voeltz, one rebound and one assist.
The Bulldogs went 26-for-60 from the field for 43 percent shooting on the night. They ended the game with 49 rebounds, 22 assists, 11 steals, one blocked shot, and 15 turnovers.
Webster made 33 percent of their shots from the field, making 16-of-48 attempts. The Bearcats finished with 29 rebounds, 11 assists, 12 steals, and 14 turnovers.