Lady Bulldogs Fall Short in Last Home Game; Lose 50-39
Credit: Michael Black

The Madison Lady Bulldogs had another comeback effort fall short as they dropped their last home game of the season against the Milbank Lady Bulldogs, 50-39.

Madison fell to 3-15 overall after the loss. It was a close game all the way through the first half, but things began to shift in the third quarter. The game shifted in favor of Milbank as they poured on an 18-point third quarter. Which is just three points shy of their first half total of 21 when they led 21-17 at half.

The shift came in part because Audrey Nelson failed to get enough help in the scoring department. The only other one to have more than two points was Karley Lurz with nine points. Nelson finished with a game-high 23 points on 55.5% from the field. It was her second highest scoring effort of the season and is her most efficient shooting game. Her highest scoring outing came on Dec. 9 against Elk-Point Jefferson when she scored 24 points on 54% from the field.

The other part of the shift came from the Milbank Lady Bulldogs. Led in scoring by Isabella Anderson who posted 22 points, with 15 coming in the second half. She was a perfect 6-6 on free throws and made three second half threes. Her team shot 11-14 from the free throw line and their makes were pivotal late in the game.

Madison had a chance in the fourth quarter to mount their comeback. Holding Milbank to scoreless for half the quarter and only allowed two points until the final two or three minutes. Then the Milbank Lady Bulldogs finally found their footing when Madison couldn’t do enough damage to get within reach.

Next Game

Next the Lady Bulldogs will hit the road to play the McCook Central-Montrose Fighting Lady Cougars on Thursday.

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