Milford girls basketball team defeated Seaford by a wide margin Tuesday night.
From start to finish, this game was controlled by Milford. On Tuesday night, the Lady Buccaneers simply outplayed the visiting Seaford Lady Blue Jays in all facets of the game to register a comfortable 59-43 victory
"I think we came out tight tonight," said Seaford Coach Traci Smith. "We had a good, close game with Milford recently and lost in overtime, but we didn't play well tonight," she said, "We had some good looks at the basket, but just didn't make our shots tonight, and Milford just played very well."
The Lady Bucs took early control, outscoring Seaford 16-7 in the first quarter. Milford took advantage of its superior height by pulling down the majority of the offensive and defensive rebounds throughout the game.
The Bucs defense was able to interrupt Seaford's passing attack and often limited the Blue Jays to a single shot on many possessions.
Milford, led by point-guard Myleiris Vazquez, kept up its fast-paced tempo on offense in the second quarter and increased its advantage to 30-12 at the half. Seaford's girls continued to hustle, but the poor shooting and lack of rebounds would ultimately spell doom for the smaller Lady Blue Jays.
Seaford's offense got a little untracked in the third quarter, and outscored Milford by a 13-6 margin. The Blue Jays began to press, and that caused several turnovers by the Bucs's guards. At the end of three quarters, Milford's lead was cut to 36-25.
In the fourth quarter, both offenses got rolling, but it was too little, too late for the Blue Jays, who scored 18 points in the quarter. Seaford made a small run midway through the period, but several miscues by the Blue Jays resulted in easy baskets for Milford.
Xitlali Roman led the Bucs with 17 points, while Diamond Turner had 16, and Vazquez added 15 points for Milford.
Seaford, now 5-6 was led in scoring by Monshea Murray, who had 17, and Jade Purnell added 16 points in the loss.
The 11-1 Lady Buccaneers take on Woodbridge Friday night on the road at 6:15 p.m. On Monday, the team will host Sussex Central at 5 p.m.