The Lady Bulldogs took on the Lady Chargers of Hamlin on January 13, on the road. Milbank took the loss at 33-65. MHS Coach Brian Paul said, “I thought we did some good things in the first half. We will try to build on that.”
Claire Snaza and Maurina Street led the pack by scoring eight points each. “Confidence and aggressiveness are two things Claire is working on,” Coach Pauli said, “and we are starting to see bits and pieces of that.”
Isabella Anderson also pumped in seven points. Tyra Berry added three. Siera Wenzl, Shaylee Schuchard, and Ellie Neugebauer each contributed two, and Tatum Berry hit her free throw for one. Kami Wadsworth led the Lady Chargers with 27 points and Ally Abraham put up 16.
The Lady Bulldogs hit nine of 18 in the first half for 50 percent from the floor, but dropped to five of 16 in the second half for a game average of 41 percent. The Chargers completed 45 percent of their shots.
Street grabbed five defensive rebounds to lead Milbank. Anderson, Josie Riveland, and Neugebauer each had two. Neugebauer, Snaza, and Tatum Berry each won a battle for an offensive rebound and recorded one. Wadsworth also led the Lady Chargers with eight rebounds.
The Lady Bulldogs shot 75 percent from the charity stripe to keep up with the Lady Chargers, who sunk 76 percent of their free throws.
What’s next for the Lady Bulldogs? The C-team, JV, and Varsity teams travel to Summit High to take on Waubay-Summit on Tuesday, January 18. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.
Photo: Isabella Anderson