The Milford girls' basketball team earned its first victory of the season with an exciting 56-50 triumph over visiting Woodbridge Monday night.
"We were happy with the victory and we are beginning to play together as a team," said Milford coach Leona White.
There were a number of good plays by both offenses early on, as the teams battled to a 10-10 draw in the first quarter. But the second quarter was a different, and better story for the home team, as they outscored the visitors by 7 to grab a 27-20 lead at the intermission.
The Lady Bucs were led on the hardwood court by the skills of junior Myleiris Vazquez and freshman Kala Fluitt. The defense had its hands full with the play of Woodbridge's Ri'Chana Massey and Altia Anderson, but they were able to contain the duo and not let them take over the game.
The Blue Raiders improved a notch in the third quarter, keeping the game close, but still trailed their hosts 41-32. The game became a nail-biter as Woodbridge played very hard in the fourth quarter and actually outscored Milford 18-15, before winding up on the wrong end of the 56-50 final score.
Vazquez was the game's top scorer with 21 points, while freshman Fluitt tossed in 10 points. Woodbridge was led inn scoring by Massey with 19, and her teammate Anderson chipped in with 14 points.
Blue Raiders coach Josh Bowe said he was pleased with his team's effort during game, but stressed that his defense needs to get some more stops at critical points in the game.
The Lady Bucs next games are Thursday, Dec. 13 on the road against Sussex Central at 6 p.m. and on Tuesday, Dec. 18 on the road against Cape Henlopen with a 6 p.m. tipoff.
The 0-3 Blue Raiders will work hard for their first victory in their next game on Friday, Dec. 14 at home against Laurel.