Girls’ Basketball Carries Momentum Into Playoffs

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By Sean Marraffini

At 12-6 and coming off a 44-27 win over Sussex Central the Lady Buccaneers basketball team looks to carry the momentum into the playoffs.

The Buccaneers hope that their stifling defense continues to play well and can be an integral part of their run at a championship.

“We play tough, “Buccaneers head coach Kevin Barkley said. “We have good hands that are deflecting more balls and getting turnovers.”

The defense is lead by Morgan Anton, Destiny Pierce and Myriah Wiley. The former for creating turnovers and steals and Wiley for being key in the paint and grabbing rebounds.

With the defense causing turnovers, Milford has had a lot of offensive opportunities as well.

“With all the loose balls we are able to turn them into points.” Barkley said.

The top two offensive contributors are Janee’ Williams and Aaliyah Davis. The two are tasked with setting up the offense and making sure everyone is where they are supposed to be in order to maximize time in the offensive zone.

Aaliyah Davis is the Buccaneers leading scorer and Coach Barkley hopes the offensive spark she has had all season carries over to the playoffs.

For a team that had a six game winning streak during the season, the team hopes that they continue that magic for the duration.

“Our full court press is what helped us set the tone for those games; we like to get off to a fast start.” Barkley said.

With two games left, a home match against Caesar Rodney and an away game against Dover, the Buccaneers look to finish strong and prepare for the tournament.

“We need to keep playing hard, stay focused,” Barkley said. “We feel really good about ourselves and the way we’ve been playing. We need to be on our game and play very good basketball for those 10 days.”