Ladycats Whip Lady Bulldogs
If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
The Milan Ladycats varsity basketball squad was host to the South Harrison Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 in an important Grand Rivers Conference contest.
The first half was a very competitive battle. The second half saw the Ladycats turn up the tempo using their experience and spanked the young Lady Bulldogs on their way to a comfortable 72-58 victory.
The Milan Ladycats kept their unblemished conference record at 5-0. For the season the state ranked Ladycats improved to 14-2.
South Harrison won the opening tip and hit the game’s first shot to lead 3-0. Cady Pauley hit a deuce and an old fashion 3-pointer, giving Milan a 5-3 advantage. The teams exchanged buckets and South Harrison took their last lead, 9-7. Cady scored the Ladycats next 7 points to put Milan in front, 14-9. Cady scored Milan’s first 16 points before Auburn Cole on an assist from Emerson Pauley hit a 2-pointer before the first quarter buzzer sounded. Milan 18, South Harrison 13.
The Lady Bulldogs scored first to begin the second stanza before Cady ripped off 8 straight points and Emma Whitlock put back an offensive rebound for 2 points. The 10-0 run increased the Ladycat lead to 13, 28-15. With the Ladycats leading, 30-17, South Harrison went on a 10-0 run cutting the deficit to 3 points, 30-27. Cady Pauley splashed a trey as the quarter came to a close. At halftime Milan led 33-27 and Cady led Milan with 29 first half points.
After intermission, Milan ran off 9 unanswered tallies to stretch the margin to 15, 42-27. Cady had 5 points, 1 assist; Janissa Martinez 2 assists; Auburn, and Gracie had 2 points apiece in the 9-0 stretch. The young, foul riddled Lady Bulldogs appeared over matched at this point.
Cady added 8 more points in the quarter and Avery Pickering had an assist to Gracie, canning a 3-pointer. Milan led 53-36 after 3 quarters.
The fourth quarter saw the Ladycat bench empty and several Ladycats gain game experience. Milan coasted and recorded the victory 72-58.
Cady led Milan with 53 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals, and 3 blocked shots; Gracie popped in 5 points, 1 rebound; Avery Pickering 4 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal; Auburn 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal; Emma Whitlock 2 point, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Bobbi Ann Richardson 2 points, 1 rebound; Amy Pickering 1 point, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Janissa Martinez 1 point, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal; Emerson Pauley 1 rebound, 1 assist; Emily Menchaca 2 rebounds.