Melissa remained perfect in district play on Friday, Jan. 27, with a 51-30 defeat of Aubrey (5-2) at Melissa High School. Forward Charley Lane pumped in 15 points to lead the Lady Cardinals (7-0) and guard Taylor Thomas, back from the flu, added 10. Taylor Thomas also posted a team-high four assists while fellow guard Sally Clemmons collected three.


Guard Natalie Conlin grabbed six rebounds, tops for Melissa, and Lane tallied five. The Lady Cards outshot Aubrey, 42- to 26-percent, and committed just six turnovers to the Lady Chaps’ 21. Boosting Aubrey’s turnover total were six steals by forward Taylor Carney and five by Clemmons.


Melissa built a 27-11 advantage by halftime and was never threatened.


Gabi Grisso led Aubrey shooters with 16 points.


Melissa scorers: Charley Lane 15, Taylor Carney 10, Taylor Thomas 9, Sally Clemmons 8, Ashley Gideon 5, Natalie Conlin 4.