Tuesday, February 8, 2022

GRC East Girls Championship - Milan at Trenton

Milan Lady Cats go on the road to play the Trenton Lady Bulldogs tonight at 6:00.  The winner of tonight's game will win the GRC East and play in the GRC Championship game against St. Joseph Christian on Saturday, February 12 at 6:00 pm at Milan.

Milan comes into the game with a record of 18-5 and 6-0 in conference.  They are seeking their 3rd consecutive GRC East championship.  They are led in scoring by Cady Pauley who averages 33.7 points per game.  Pauley has 2,892 points leaving her 108 points shy of 3,000 for her high school career.

Trenton is 14-8 overall with a mark of 5-1 in conference.  They won the GRC East (and the title game) three consecutive seasons from 2017 to 2019.  Trenton is trying to win the division title after being picked to finish 7th in the media poll.  After starting the season 2-6, they have rebounded to win 12 of their last 14.  Mirena King leads Trenton with 12.2 points per game.

It will be a contrast of styles tonight.  A high scoring Milan team that averages 55.8 points a game will face a tough Trenton defense that only gives up 36.6.

Starting Lineups


  • #10 Morgan King
  • #13 Chandler Lynch
  • #14 Gracyn Rongey
  • #15 Madi Moore
  • #23 Mirena King
  • #11 Gracie Dickson
  • #12 Janissa Martinez
  • #24 Avery Pickering
  • #25 Auburn Cole
  • #32 Cady Pauley
First Quarter
Milan wins the tip.  Cady Pauley with a 3 from the corner to start. 3-0 Milan.

Mirena King with a drive in the lane.  3-2 Milan. 6:33 left.

Mirena King with another drive.  Trenton 4-3 with 5:13 left.

After a bucket on the initial possession, Milan has several empty possession before a bucket by Cole.  She is fouled and hits the free throw.   Milan up 6-4 with 3:30 left.

Mirena King with another drive to tie it at 6.  2:50 left.

Morgan King with a 3 from the corner to put Trenton up 9-6.  2:00 left.

Trenton going into stall mode in the last minute.  Cady Pauley picks up a foul trying to steal.

Trenton throws the ball away with 7 seconds left.  Cady Pauley with about a 35 foot shot at the buzzer.  We are tied at 9 after 1.

Cady Pauley leads Milan with 6.  Mirena King leads Trenton with 6.

Second Quarter
No scoring in the first 1:30 of the 2nd quarter.  Chandler Lynch is face guarding Cady Pauley and not giving her much room.

Pauley gets open for a couple of 3's, but they don't fall.  Next possession, Milan with a steal.  Cady Pauley with a layup to make it 11-9 with 4:45 left.

Mirena King with a steal on the inbound to tie it at 11 with 3:40 left.

Dickson with a jumper to put Milan up 13-11.  1:35 left in half.

A corner jumper right before the horn by Janissa Martinez gives Milan a 15-11 halftime lead.  The pace is definitely in favor of Trenton, but both teams finding a hard time generating offense.

Pauley has 8 to lead Milan.  Mirena King with 8 to lead Trenton.

Third Quarter
Third Quarter is underway.  Both teams with a possession in the first minute without scoring.

Trenton very patient on offense, but unable to get the shot to fall.  Milan comes back with a bucket in the lane from Avery Pickering.  Mirena King answers with a 3.  17-14 Milan with 5:39 left.

Pickering back on the other end with another bucket down low.  Cady Pauley called for a charge.  Her second.  Milan up 19-14 with 4:40 left.

Chandler Lynch with a drive after a Trenton rebound. 19-16 with 3:20 left.

Lynch with a 3 from top of the key to tie it at 19 with 2:00 left.

Trenton content with running out the clock, but misses a shot. Milan fans calling for a shot clock in high school basketball.

At the end of 3, we are tied at 19.

Mirena King has 11 to lead Trenton.  Cady Pauley with 8 to lead Milan.

Fourth Quarter
Avery Pickering with a bucket for Milan in the lane.  She has all 6 of Milan's points this half.  They lead 21-19 with 7:10 left.

Chandler Lynch is fouled and hits 2 free throws. It is tied at 21 with 6:33 left.

Morgan King with a 3 to put Trenton up 24-21 with 5:37 left.

Cady Pauley with a putback with 4:35 left. Trenton up 24-23

Pauley with a 3 from the corner with 4:00 left.  Milan leads 26-24.

Madi Moore with a layup to tie it at 26 with 3:10 left.

Cady Pauley answers with a bucket and is fouled with 2:55 left.  Free throw is good. 29-26 Milan.

Emerson Pauley is fouled for Milan and shoots 1-1 with 1:50 left.  She hits 1 of 2. Milan is up 30-26.

Mirena King drives for a layup with 1:17 left.  The bucket cuts it to 30-28 Milan.

Emerson Pauley misses front end of 1-1.  Mirena King hits 3 on other end for Trenton.  Trenton leads 31-30 with 38.3 left.

Cady Pauley with a bucket with 26.6 left to give Milan the lead 32-31.

Morgan King misses a 3 at the buzzer.  Milan holds on for a 32-31 win over Trenton.

Milan will play St. Joseph Christian for the GRC Conference Championship game on Saturday at 6pm.


Cady Pauley 18
Avery Pickering 6
Auburn Cole 3
Gracie Dickson 2
Janissa Martinez 2
Emerson Pauley 1

Mirena King 16
Chandler Lynch 7
Morgan King 6
Madi Moore 2

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