Wolves girls face Foley, seek more offense

Milaca Girls Basketball Coach Dave Leom is hoping his team’s offense catches up with the defense when the Wolves travel to Foley for a Granite Ridge Conference game tonight (Thursday, Jan. 10) at 7:30.

Milaca suffered through a cold shooting night at Princeton Thursday, Jan. 3, as the Wolves lost 50-24 in a GRC game, scoring just 10 points in the first half and 14 in the second half. Milaca shot 19.6 percent (10-51) from the field and made just three of 15 free throws.

“Our defense was pretty solid, but the offense needs stability,” said Leom. “We missed eight shot where we were within five feet of the basket.

“If we hit some of those shots, do a better job on free throws and commit less turnovers we are right with them.”

The Wolves, who out-rebounded the Tigers 53-24, had 30 turnovers. Princeton had 12.

Ninth-grade center Molly Banks had 13 rebounds and four points while sophomore guard Makayla Paggen had five points and seven rebounds and junior guard Sarah Forker had six points and four rebounds. Sophomore forward Courtney Beaver had 12 rebounds.

Princeton, which had 10 players break into the scoring column was led by sophomore center Jenna Doyle’s 10 points.

The Tigers boosted their record to 4-1 in GRC games and 6-6 overall.

Milaca, 0-5 in GRC play and 1-8 overall, follows the Foley game by traveling to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Saturday, Jan. 12, for a non-conference game at 1:30 p.m. The Lakers are 10-2.