No. 12 Eagles primed for Mumford rematch Friday

Top 10 matchup could decide district title


Toby Sanders lifts off to lift one of his 10 rebounds in Milano’s rout of Somerville in district play. The senior also dropped off six assists. 
Reporter/Holly Jentsch Toby Sanders lifts off to lift one of his 10 rebounds in Milano’s rout of Somerville in district play. The senior also dropped off six assists. Reporter/Holly Jentsch BURTON— The No. 12 Milano Eagles clinched second place in District 25A with a 48-31 road win over Burton in Tuesday night.

The Eagles are 7-1 in league play and 20-9 on the season.

Dominique Messer had a double double with 11 points and 11 rebounds on the night. Toby Sanders added 10 points.

Milano led 24-16 at the half.

On Fr iday night, Mi lano clinched a post-season spot for the fifth straight time with its 80-44 victory over Somerville at Geneva Paceley Gym.

The game was never really close, as the Eagles had a commanding 39-19 lead by halftime.

Dominique Messer and David Jentsch had big scoring games with Messer putting up 26 points and 17 rebounds. Jentsch added 22 points and six boards.

Jordan Millar also scored in double figures with 15 points.

Milano will face league leading and No. 2 ranked Mumford on the road Friday night. It will be a critical matchup.

If the Eagles pull off the win at the Mustangs and then defeat Iola (who is winless in district play) on Tuesday at Geneva Paceley Gym, then Milano and Mumford would have to play again to determine playoff seedings.

Dogs drops third straight

The No. 18 Thorndale Bulldogs dropped their third straight game, 48-42 on the road to Bartlett Tuesday.

Friday night, the Bulldogs (14- 7, 5-3) fell to Holland 62-53.

Last Tuesday, Thorndale dropped its first league game to Thrall.

Against Bartlett, Riley Schaefer scored 11 points, while Eric Hinstroza and Lorenzo Llana added seven each.

Versus Holland, Sam Stockton pumped in 16, followed by Schaefer’s 15.


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