The Milan Lady Wildcats, in a game heard on Hot Country Z 101.7, upended the upset-minded Brashear Lady Tigers 36-33 on Tuesday afternoon. The game was a quarterfinal contest from the Novinger Basketball Tournament.
Emily Sylvester led Milan with 15 points. Brashear's offense was paced by Meredith Thomas with 11. The win, in the season-opener, moves the Lady 'Cats to 1-0 on the season. Milan, in the semifinal round, will take on Altanta at 7 o'clock on Thursday night.
The Milan boys, despite a game-high 11 points from Raul Palacios, came up on the short end of a 62-43 final score against the #2 seeded LaPlata Bulldogs. Matt Safely led LaPlata with 18 points. The Wildcats, now 0-1 to start the season, will battle Green City in a consolation semifinal on Thursday night at 8:30. Green City's boys stumbled against Novinger on Tuesday night, falling by a score of 54-46.
Other QUARTERFINAL scores from Novinger are:
Scotland County 47, Bevier 19
Green City 25, LaPlata 18
Scotland County 69, Brashear 21
Bevier 65, Atlanta 49
Atlanta 62, Novinger 53
On Wednesday night, the Bevier boys stunned top-seeded Scotland County, winning 73-53 to move into Saturday night's championship game. The Scotland County girls passed a semifinal test from Green City, winning 41-30.
In consolation semifinal action on Wednesday, the Bevier girls downed LaPlata, 33-26, while the Atlanta boys slipped by Brashear 51-48.
Here is THURSDAY night's schedule from Novinger:
GIRLS Consolation Semifinal: Brashear vs. Novinger (4:00 PM)
BOYS Semifinal: LaPlata vs. Novinger (5:30 PM)
GIRLS Semiinal: Milan vs. Atlanta (7:00 PM
BOYS Consolation Semifinal: Milan vs. Green City (8:30 PM)