On Friday, Melissa tightened its grip on second place in District 11-4A in downing Sanger’s Lady Indians, 52-40, at Melissa Middle School. With the win, head coach Chris Oestreich and the Lady Cardinals (7-2) hold a two-game edge over third-place Sanger with one district contest remaining.


For Melissa, guard Sally Clemmons tallied a team-high 13 points and guard Mya Ellis popped for 12. Chloe Malone led Sanger scorers with 13 points.


The Lady Cards jumped out, 13-6, in the first quarter, boosted by an Allie Graham 3, and they maintained that seven-point advantage at halftime. Mya Ellis and Charley Lane canned treys in the second half as Melissa pulled away.


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Sanger 6 11 15 8 - 40


Melissa 13 11 15 13 - 52


Melissa scoring – Sally Clemmons 13, Mya Ellis 12, Ashley Gideon 10, Charley Lane 6, Allie Graham 5, Jaydyn Bullard 4, Mia Ellis 2.