Lady Eagles hanging tough in race for playoff position
Milano now falls to 3- 4 in league action, are 10-12 on the season and must beat Bartlett on the road Feb. 7 to stay in the hunt for one of the final two playoff spots.
The Lady Eagles struggled to get points on the board and were down as many as 30-10 in the fourth quarter before making a run at Thrall.
Raighley Shaw led Milano with 10 points and six rebounds. Stonie Guthrie had 11 rebounds to go with her six points.
With Holland at 3-3 in league play (they had an open date on Tuesday) and Bartlett at 2- 3 before playing Granger on Tuesday night, the race for those final to post season spots are still up for grabs.
Holland and Bartlett will face off on Friday, which is Milano’s open date.
The Lady Eagles have to beat Bartlett to tie with either the Lassies or Holland, depending on the outcome of Friday’s game.
Granger is winless in district play and out of the playoff hunt in the five-team league. Thrall is undefeated in district play and look to claim the league title.
The L ady E ag le s ha nd led Granger on Friday night at Geneva Paceley Gym, taking down the Lady Lions 56-29.
Granger got in foul trouble early, allowing Milano to get in single bonus by the end of the first quarter.
The majority of the Lady Eagle points came on steals or in transition.
Kelly Wadlington led all scorers with 18 points, followed by senior Lyndsie Gray with 14, who made the most of senior night for the Lady Eagles.
Gray also led the team in rebounds w ith eight. Other seniors on the roster are Elizabeth Bradshaw and Elizabeth Keller.
Wadlington also snagged 10 steals and five rebounds.
Milano picked up a non-district game at Central Texas Christian in Waco on Friday during the Lady Eagles’ open date.
The team will then finish out the regular season with a game at Bartlett on Tuesday.