No. 6 Milano cruising thru district, clinches loop title

Eagles have won 22 straight en route to second straight crown
BY MARIE BAKKEN
Reporter Staff Writer


Jordan Melton was one of three Eagles to score in double figures with 12 as they clinched the District 27A championship Tuesday. 
Reporter/Holly Jentsch Jordan Melton was one of three Eagles to score in double figures with 12 as they clinched the District 27A championship Tuesday. Reporter/Holly Jentsch The No. 6 Milano Eagles clinched their second straight district crown with an 89-32 road win over Bartlett Tuesday night.

Milano (26-1, 8-0) still has two games left on its district schedule but have gone undefeated in league play and are far enough ahead in the district standings to claim the title.

The Eagles will play at Holland on Friday night and then travel to Granger on Feb. 14. Milano along with Thrall and Holland look to be the District 27A representatives in the post-season. Before Tuesday’s game, Holland and Thrall were both at 5-2 in league play.

Milano’s winning streak now stands at 22.

Milano had one of its highest scoring performances of the season on Tuesday night in Bartlett. Everyone on the Eagles’ eightplayer roster got into the action and scored at least a bucket.

“We played with great intensity tonight. Our defense was outstanding and our unselfishness on offense was superb,” Milano head coach Robbie Robinson said on Tuesday night. “The guys played very well this evening and we are extremely proud of them.”

John Jentsch had a stand out night, as he led all scorers with 26 and also had 18 rebounds and five blocks.

Dominique Messer and Jordan Melton also scored in double digits, with 16 and 12 respectively.

Milano’s stingy defense held Georgetow n Gateway to just seven first half points in the Eagles’ 64-27 win over the Gators on Friday night at Geneva Paceley Gym. It was the final home game of the regular season for the Milano team.

“We played extremely well on both ends of the f loor and we couldn’t be any more proud of the team than we are right now,” Robinson said. “Again, as I have said all season, we must take each game one at a time and only focus on our next opponent. The team continues to improve and players have high expectations of themselves.”

Me s ser h ad 17 p oi nt s, 12 rebounds, eight steals, three assists and three blocks on the night. John Jentsch and Toby Sanders each scored 14 points on the night.


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