The Milan girls and boys basketball teams traveled to Edina on Tuesday night to battle the Knox County Eagles in a Tri-Rivers Conference doubleheader, with the Wildcats coming home with a pair of losses, 62-43 in the girls contest, and 58-17 in the boys game, to drop to 1-2 in conference play. Tuesday's games were broadcast LIVE on KTTN FM 92.3 and www.kttn.com, and seen on 'Internet TV' from www.kttn.com.
In the girls game, Milan's backcourt depth suffered a hit before the game, with junior guard Kyley Doak unavailable due to illness. Less than four minutes into the first quarter, starting point guard Hannah Sanders picked up her third foul, relegating her to the bench until the third quarter. The Lady 'Cats offense struggled to only 11 first half points, and could not catch up in the second half, falling by 19.
Upon her return to the floor over the last two quarters, Sanders was spectacular for Milan, scoring 22 points (she did not score in the first half). Senior center Andra Sylvester added 14 points for Milan. For Knox County, Hannah Strange led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points, while Lauren Dale added 15.
Milan struggled with turnovers and lack of offense throughout the boy's game, falling to Knox County by a score of 58-17, as the Eagles had 19 points from Royce Poore and 12 from Lee Tague. Milan did not have a double figures scorer.
The Lady 'Cats season record is now 3-3 (1-2 in the TRC), while the Wildcat boys are 2-4 (1-2 in the TRC). Milan will return to action on Thursday night, hosting the rival Green City Gophers in 6:00 and 7:30 games from the Milan High School gymnasium. Both of those games will be broadcast LIVE on KTTN FM 92.3.
Here is the high school basketball scoreboard from Tuesday, December 11, 2012:
Macon 41, Chillicothe 32
St. Joseph Lafayette 52, Hamilton 47
King City 64, Stewartsville 9
Tarkio 59, Albany 40
Maryville 58, South Harrison 51
North Andrew 53, Worth County 47
Fayette 48, Westran 34
Salisbury 55, Marceline 40
Brookfield 66, Mark Twain 20
LaPlata 28, Brashear 21
Green City 59, Atlanta 53
Novinger 36, Bevier 29
Schuyler County 60, North Shelby 50
Fayette 58, Westran 35
Salisbury 76, Marceline 37
Brookfield 76, Mark Twain 72
LaPlata 75, Brashear 54
Atlanta 47, Green City 41
Bevier 67, Novinger 46
North Shelby 58, Schuyler County 43
Macon 36, Chillicothe 35
Albany 61, Tarkio 49
King City 57, Stewartsville 29
Cameron 57, Lawson 53
North Andrew 75, Worth County 50
Maryville 62, South Harrison 48
Plattsburg 53, Maysville 37