Milano evens its record at 2-2 with convincing win over Rogers
The Milano boys basketball evened their record to 2-2 on the season as they won in Franklin on Tuesday night, 44-29. It was the second win in a week for the Eagles.
Milano had a small 6-2 advantage after the first quarter, but were able to extend the lead to 16-6 at the half.
Thomas Sanders had a standout game with 12 points and four steals. Sam Walker put up nine points, seven rebounds and three steals. Matthew Jentsch also had seven rebounds to go with his six points.
Jaxson Robinson was in a giving mood with eight assists, along with one point and three steals on the night.
The Eagles' junior varsity fell to 2-2 on the season with a 55-46 loss to Franklin.
It was a great night for the Sanders family as freshman Toby Sanders had 18 points to lead Milano's JV effort.
Eagles head coach Robbie Robinson, in his second season at the helm in Milano, said that the team's record is not indicative of how they have played thus far.
"We have not shot the ball well from the field or from the foul line, but we've played fairly well for it being so early in the season," Robinson said. "The players are upbeat and positive and continue to work hard in practice daily, giving the coaching staff a pretty good feeling of things to come."
Milano got its first win of the season on Nov. 24 with a 49-24 road win over Brazos Christian. The Eagles busted the game wide open in the first quarter scoring 22 to Brazos Christian's seven.
They extended that to 29-12 by the half. The game was never close as Milano dominated on the boards.
Thomas Sanders led the Eagles with 16 points and three steals. Sam Walker had 14 points and nine rebounds, followed by Matthew Jentsch with 13 points and seven boards.
Freshman Dominique Messer pulled seven rebounds and put up three points. Jaxson Robinson had 11 assists and three steals and John Jentsch scored three points.
Milano's junior varsity boys also defeated Brazos Christian, winning 51-36. Terry Gelner and Alton Bryant both scored 19 points in the game. Some JV players are getting time on the varsity roster as well. Robinson said he wants the younger players to in some ample playing time.
Milano will be busy with games the next two weeks, but Robinson is looking forward to it.
"We have bolstered our nondistrict schedule in the hopes that playing stiffer competition will better prepare us for district competition in January and February," Robinson said.
The Eagles will participate in the Dime Box tournament this weekend, followed by the Bryan- St. Joseph tourney Dec. 10-12. In between Milano will host Burton on Tuesday, Dec. 8 for junior varsity and varsity games.