The Lady Bulldogs suffered an 18-61 loss to the Hamlin Chargers on Thursday, January 21, in doubleheader basketball action at the Milbank Armory. Milbank drops to 2-9 on the season.
“Hamlin is just a good team,” said the Lady Bulldogs’ head coach, Brian Pauli. “We will just keep working on getting better.”
Milbank was held scoreless in the first quarter while Hamlin fired in 18 points for the 18-0 lead. The Lady Bulldogs scored just five points in the second period and remained behind at 5-29 at halftime. Milbank collected 10 points in the third quarter, but continued to trail 15-50 heading into the final stanza.
Isabella Anderson led Milbank with eight points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal. Maurina Street followed with four points, five boards, and one assist. Lindsey Mertens and Tyra Berry added three points each. Mertens also added two assists, and Berry had two rebounds and two steals.
Also contributing to the team’s totals were: Madi Thue, two rebounds; Tatum Berry, one rebound and one steal; Claire Snaza, two rebounds; and Ellie Neugebauer, one steal.
Milbank hit 7-of-35 from the field for 20 percent shooting. The Lady Bulldogs snared 26 rebounds, had five assists, and seven steals. They committed 14 turnovers.
Hamlin made 43 percent of their shots from the field, knocking in 21-of-49. The Lady Chargers capitalized on 25 rebounds, 15 assists, and 12 steals. They made seven turnovers.
File photo – Senior Lindsey Mertens (shooting), Tatum Berry (#4), and Isabella Anderson (#5)