Lady Eagles stop losing skid with a pair of wins

Milano soars to highest point total of the season
BY MARIE BAKKEN
Reporter Staff Writer


Milano’s Emily Overall had a career night Friday after putting up 23 points— including five threes— in the Lady Eagle’s runaway win over Burton. 
Reporter/Holly Jentsch Milano’s Emily Overall had a career night Friday after putting up 23 points— including five threes— in the Lady Eagle’s runaway win over Burton. Reporter/Holly Jentsch MILANO—The Milano Lady Eagles snapped a three game losing skid with District 25A wins over Mumford and Burton this week.

On Tuesday night at Geneva Paceley Gym, Milano blew away Mumford 57-19 to begin the second half of league play.

Lady Eagle freshman Keely Lagrone led all scorers with 14 points and eight steals on the night. Senior Raighley Shaw added 11 points and six rebounds.

Lady Eagles (8-15, 3-3) head coach Catrina Steinbecker said that she knows the team still has lots of work to do, but has improved a lot since day one.

“I am very proud of where we are in the season. Do I want to be better? Yes, but we have had so many obstacles throughout the season,” Steinbecker said. “We have learned so much since day one.”

On Friday night, the Lady Eagles scored the most points they have all season with a 70-36 pounding of Burton.

Milano junior Emily Overall popped threes all around the arc, making five of them in her 23-point effort.

Sophomore Myka Morehead followed with 15 points and 14 rebounds for a double-double performance. Lagrone added 12 points.

The team was an impressive seven of 10 from the free throw line.

The Lady Eagles will travel to Iola on Friday and are in a must win game situation. Milano and the Lady Bulldogs are sitting in fourth and third, respectively, in the district standings. Snook and Somerville are leading the district, respectively.

“We do need the win against Iola to have a chance in the playoffs and we are getting prepared for this important game,” Steinbecker said.

On Tuesday, Milano will play at Snook.


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