It was a tight game in Agency Village on Friday, February 24, when Milbank took on Tiospa Zina. In the final period, the Bulldogs poured in 18 points– and held the Wambdi to just nine– to surge ahead and take the “W”
Jaxson Wildung scored 19 points to lead the Bulldogs. Garrett Mertens followed with 13. Joe Schulte collected 12. Schulte led the Bulldogs in rebounds with seven. Mertens grabbed five. Wildung got his paws on three.
Justus Osborn put up five points, two rebounds, and two steals. Emmett Hanson made four points and claimed a steal. Yohana Ajwanga, Graham Lightfield, and Eli Johnson each scored two points. Ajwanga added four rebounds. Lightfield had three, and Johnson got two
The Bulldogs hit 20 of their 47 shots from the floor for 43 percent. They connected on five of their 11 attempts from 3-point range for 46 percent. The Dawgs also knocked down 14 of their 22 free throws for 64 percent.
Tate Mosera-Shot scored 20 points for Tiospa Zina. Reondre Geulu, Nate Thompson, and Ashden Sierra each dropped in eight. Mike Smith and Storm Sierra added two apiece. S. Sierra pulled down eight rebounds and A. Sierra got five.
The Wambdi made 51 percent of their shots overall. They downed one of three from long range and three of six from the charity stripe.
The Bulldogs season record now sits at 13-7 overall. They are 5-2 in Region 1A for third place as they enter regional play tomorrow.
What’s next? The Bulldogs start Region 1A play on Tuesday, February 28. Milbank meets No.6 Redfield (8-12) at 5:00. The Groton vs. Webster game will be at 6:30.
Photos: Graham Lightfield weaves his way through the Wambdi defense. Bottom-Jaxson Wildung drives the lane.