Milano keeps winning, rising in state stature
The Eagles are ranked No. 6 in this week’s Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll and are plowing through District 27A opponents.
Milano (22-2, 6-0) opened up the second round of 27A play on Tuesday night when they hosted Thrall at Geneva Paceley Gym.
The Eagles were never really challenged by Thrall, taking the game 74-34.
Jaxson Robinson led all scorers with 16 points and seven rebounds. He was joined in double figures by Dominique Messer with 11 points and Jordan Melton and John Jentsch with 10 each.
Messer was the team’s top rebounder with nine boards. Melton and Jacob Willingham snagged five steals each.
The Eagles finished the first round of loop play on Friday night with a 92-41 road blowout in Granger.
The Lions never really challenged Milano as the visitors took a commanding 41-13 by halftime. It was the most points the Eagles had scored this season in a single game.
“ We c ame out of t he gate quickly against Granger. The entire team contributed significantly in a district game on the road,” Coach Robinson said. “Our defensive effort was ‘on point’ and our unselfish play led to a lot of high percentage shots. We are proud of the guys.”
Junior John Jentsch had a standout night in Granger, leading Milano with 20 points. He was joined in double figures by Dominique Messer with 16, Toby Sanders with 14, Thomas Sanders with 11 and Mayson Gibbons with 10.
Messer and Alton Bryant each had four rebounds, with Messer also adding four blocks. Jaxson Robinson had 10 assists and five steals, while Jordan Melton also snagged five steals.
The Eagles look to continue their eight game winning streak as they continue district play at Georgetown Gateway on Friday, Feb. 4 and then host Bartlett on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Friday’s game is the last road trip on Milano’s regular season schedule.