On Friday night, the Lady Bucs will look for an important early-season divisional victory when they travel to take on undefeated Woodbridge (6-0).
After a hot start to the season, winning their first three games over Lake Forest, Laurel, and Cape Henlopen, Milford has gone on a bit of a slide. Their loss to Padua Academy on Monday night was their second straight defeat and their third loss in their last four games to bring their record to 4-3 on the year.
Milford’s next opponent, the Blue Raiders, have been impressive this season, averaging over 50 points per game with four of their six wins coming by double-digits. After taking care of Laurel and Seaford to open their season, Woodbridge continued their hot start against some better competition, tallying wins over Indian River, Cape Henlopen, and most recently Appoquinimink.
With just three seniors, Woodbridge has won with young talent so far this season. Led by the trio of senior Brittany Roberts, junior Altia Anderson, and sophomore Yasmin Hill the Woodbridge offense is ranked fourth in the entire state behind Ursuline Academy, Hodgson, and Caesar Rodney. The Lady Blue Raiders are currently one of only four undefeated teams left in the state this season.
Woodbridge may also have revenge on their minds, looking to regain some bragging rights after three losses to Milford last season. Especially since the Lady Blue Raiders haven’t beaten the Lady Bucs on the hardwood since 2009. With an undefeated squad playing well, Friday night may be the night the streak is broken.
So far this season, the Lady Bucs have seen some balanced scoring with multiple players chipping in, including Jonae Boone, Jameshia Baker, Kala Fluitt, Rajene Bowe, Xitlali Roman and Kiarra Brittingham. Defensively, Milford had been solid too, until allowing 66 points to Padua; the Lady Bucs had kept five opponents to under 50 points this season.
After taking on Woodbridge, the Lady Bucs will play five of their next six games on the road taking on some stiff competition including Sussex Central, Caesar Rodney, and Sanford.