The Milbank Lady Bulldogs were not horsing around when they defeated the Ortonville Lady Trojans 54-18. The non-conference rivals faced off on Tuesday, February 2, in Ortonville.
“It was nice to see the ball go in the hoop,” stated Milbank’s head coach, Brian Pauli. “In the second half we found a way to relax, move the ball, find some rhythm, and make shots. When you can score, everything seems to be easier.”
The Lady Bulldogs controlled the game from the start, and charged ahead 24-13 by halftime. In the second half, Milbank held Ortonville to just five points while they dropped in 30 points to secure the victory.
Three players scored in double figures for Milbank. Maurina Street led with 19 points, six rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Tyra Berry followed with 17 points, two rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Isabella Anderson tallied 13 points, six rebounds, three assists, and seven steals.
Other contributions from the Lady Bulldogs included: Lindsey Mertens, three points, three rebounds, five assists, and two steals; Madi Thue, two points, four rebounds, one assist, and two steals; Tatum Berry, three rebounds, one assist, and two steals; Claire Snaza, one rebound and one steal; and Ellie Neugebauer and Averie Engebretson, one rebound each.
Milbank hit 33 percent of their shots from the field, connecting on 21-of-63 attempts. The Lady Bulldogs grabbed 37 rebounds, had 14 assists and 18 steals, and committed 11 turnovers. The win improved their season record to 4-11.
Ortonville completed 5-of-32 attempts from the field for just 16 percent shooting. The Trojans recorded 43 rebounds, three assists, 11 steals, and one blocked shot. They committed 36 turnovers.
File Photo – eighth grader Tyra Berry