The Milan Lady Wildcats rallied in the fourth quarter for an important Tri-Rivers Conference win against Scotland County on Friday night, part of a varsity doubleheader broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3 and 'Internet TV'.
Milan started very slowly, giving up the first nine points of the contest, but came back in the late stages of the first quarter and second quarter, mainly on the strength of its defense. The Lady 'Cats gave up ONLY four points after the 9-0 start, and a Hannah Sanders jumper with five seconds left in the half gave Milan a 15-13 lead at halftime.
Scotland County, much like in the first half, came out of the gates swiftly in the third quarter, and led 25-23 after three, only to see Sanders control the game's fourth quarter, as the Milan senior scored eight of her game-high 14 points in that frame, with Milan going to 11-8 with the 37-34 win. Andra Sylvester added 10 points for the Lady Wildcats. Hailey Dial paced the Scotland County girls with eight points (all scored in the third quarter).
The Lady Wildcats, on a two-game winning streak coming into the new week, will play at state-ranked Trenton on Thursday night at 6:15 (on KTTN FM 92.3) before hosting Knox County on Friday, February 1st.
The Milan boys struggled mightily in their game against Scotland County, particularly on the offensive end, as the Tigers cruised to a 56-11 win over the Wildcats. Lucas Howard led the visiting Tigers with 18 points, while Jacob Blessing had 13. Raul Palacios had four points to lead the Wildcats.
Courtwarming festivities will held at halftime of the boy's game on Friday night at Milan High School. Named courtwarming queen was Alyssa Forster. Marcus Shipley was named courtwarming king.
Here are other scores from Friday, January 25th, 2013:
Girls Consolation: Gallatin 50, Richmond 42
Boys Consolation: Lathrop 71, Polo 67
Girls Third Place: Lathrop 72, Polo 61
GILMAN CITY TOURNAMENT:
Girls Consolation: Cainsville 44, Ridgeway 16
Boys Consolation: Pattonsburg 50, Gilman City 48
Girls Third Place: Princeton 38, North Harrison 36
Girls Consolation: Tina-Avalon 68, Bucklin/Macon County 50
Boys Consolation: Tina-Avalon 66, Grundy R-5 64 (Double OT)
Girls Third Place: Meadville 45, Northwestern 32
KING CITY TOURNAMENT:
Girls Consolation: DeKalb 37, Stanberry 32
Boys Consolation: Maysville 40, St. Joseph Christian 36
Girls Third Place: King City 50, South Holt 42
Girls Consolation: Chillicothe 43, Lawson 34
Boys Consolation: Lawson 43, Chillicothe 40
Girls Consolation: Brunswick 31, Madison 28
Boys Consolation: Madison 50, Keytesville 47
Worth County 57, Albany 46
Winston 63, Osborn 15
Atlanta 60, Novinger 40
Knox County 48, Schuyler County 31
Albany 73, Worth County 46
Winston 72, Osborn 61
Highland 69, Brookfield 32
Atlanta 50, Novinger 47
Knox County 63, Schuyler County 37