Lady Eagles drop a pair
Milano’s Lady Eagles (4- 7) faced some tough competition over the last seven days, falling to both Normangee and Iola on the road.
The team now takes a break during the Christmas holidays, not playing again until the Brazos Christian tournament on Dec. 29-30.
On Monday night, a second half surge by Milano just wasn’t enough to make up the difference as they fell to Normangee 41-37.
The Lady Panthers took an 24-14 advantage into halftime, but the Lady Eagles used some stout defense to almost make up the difference.
Stonie Guthrie led the team with 13 points and 16 rebounds. Elizabeth Holt and Raighley Shaw scored seven points each.
On Friday, Milano fell to Iola 60-45 in a very physical matchup. Milano had taken an 18-12 lead after one, but only scored four points in the second quarter and gave up 22 points in the fourth for the Lady Bulldogs to snag the win.
Guthrie had another doubledouble with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Emily Overall followed with 11 points.
Despite the losses, first year Lady Eagles coach Katrina Howell feel like this team has potential.
“I have been so proud of the common goal of this team,” she said. “These kids encourage one another and I’m excited to see how this will play out during district.”
Milano will play four games in the round-robin Brazos Christian tournament on Dec. 29-30. The Lady Eagles will open up with Calvert at noon and Waco-Texas Christian Academy at 6 p.m. on Dec. 29. They are then scheduled to face Austin Hill Country at noon on Dec. 30 and finish things up with host Brazos Christian at 4:30 p.m.
Milano will travel to Bosqueville on Jan. 3 and then open up District 27A play at Holland on Jan. 6