Lady Eagles blast Buckholts for fifth victory of the year
The Milano's L ady Eagles basketball team continued to improve with a 5-2 record after wins over Buckholts and Brazos Christian over the last week.
It was never close in Milano's 63-14 win over the Buckholts Lady Badgers on Tuesday night at Geneva Paceley Gym.
The Lady Eagles had a 27- 10 lead at halftime and kept Buckholts scoreless in the third quarter, leading 42-10 heading in to the fourth.
Junior Ashleigh Dykes led the way for Milano with 21 points. Senior Mandy Coldiron got a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Taryn Love, a junior, had seven points to compliment her 10 rebounds.
Before the Thanksgiving holidays, the Lady Eagles grabbed a 39-28 road win at Brazos Christian on Nov. 24. Milano took a 11-8 lead after the first quarter, but Brazos Christian came back and tied things up at 16 a piece by halftime.
The Lady Eagles made some adjustments during the break and put up 12 points in the third to go up 28-25. The fourth quarter saw Milano manage to pull away, outscoring Brazos Christian 11-3 in the final frame.
Junior A shleigh Dykes led the way from Milano with 14 points and three steals. Madison Simpson had 10 points and four assists.
Junior Taryn Love and senior Mandy Coldiron scored four points each and combined for 15 rebounds on the night. Freshman Stonie Guthrie put up three points and pulled in five rebounds.
Lady Eagles head coach Tashia Terry said she is glad to see that the team is ahead of where they were last year at this point in win/loss record, but knows there is still plenty of work to do before district play comes around.
"Consistency is the key. We need to learn to come to play in every game and not rely on just one or two to get the job done," Terry said. "More girls are stepping up and that is a good sign."
The team participated in the Florence tournament two weeks ago, going 1-2 there. They fell to Florence 40-34 and then bounced back with a win over Lanier 36- 26. They lost in their last game in the tournament 36-29 to Johnson City.
Throughout the tournament, Ashleigh Dykes scored 47 points and Mandy Coldiron had 28 rebounds to standout for the Lady Eagles.
Milano's junior varsity girls were in the JV tournament in Florence, going 2-1. They initial lost to host Florence 21-18, but then earned a win by forfeit when it was determined that Florence played an ineligible girl. The Lady Eagles then stomped Johnson City 34-9. They lost to Lago Vista in the last game of the tourney 27-23.
The Lady Eagles varsity squad will play in the Anderson tournament over the weekend and then the JV will host Mumford on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. Milano's varsity will then participate in the Snook tournament on Dec. 10-12.