The Lady Bulldogs suffered a 59-28 loss to a tough Florence-Henry team on Saturday, January 2, at the Milbank Armory. Milbank’s record moves to 1-4 with the loss.
“It was a tough night for our JV and varsity teams,” stated head coach Brian Pauli. “Florence-Henry is a really good team. They are physical, athletic, young, and have four or five girls that can score. I feel they got us frustrated from the start, and we weren’t able to stay mentally in the game. That led to us being undisciplined in other areas of the game.”
Milbank struggled to produce in the first quarter and trailed 17-7. The Falcons poured in 18 points in the second quarter, and Milbank remained behind at 35-15. The Lady Bulldogs scored just two points in the third period, giving Florence-Henry the 48-17 advantage heading into the final stanza. They could not close the gap and fell 59-28.
Milbank connected on 10-of-34 from the field for just 29 percent shooting. The Lady Bulldogs ended the game with 25 rebounds, 11 assists, and six steals. They committed 14 turnovers.
Florence-Henry made 48 percent of their shots from the field, firing in 23-of-48 attempts. The Falcons completed the game with 29 rebounds, 24 assists, and 14 steals. They committed just six turnovers.
File photo – senior Lindsey Mertens