The Melissa Lady Cardinals posted a 1-3 mark at the Pottsboro basketball tournament on Thursday and Friday at Pottsboro High School. Senior guard Sally Clemmons was Melissa’s scoring leader in each of the four contests and tallied 53 points for the tournament. The outcomes sent the Lady Cards’ season record to 3-10 in non-district play.


In a close battle of the birds on Thursday, Pottsboro’s Lady Cards got by Melissa’s, 45-41, after leading 21-20 at halftime. Clemmons posted 11 points for Melissa and Ashley Gideon added nine. Hadley Williams led Class 3A Pottsboro with 13 points. Later Thursday, the Lady Cards downed Bowie, 42-22, with a 13-point outing by Clemmons and eight points from Charley Lane. Melissa led the 3A Lady Jackrabbits 20-12 by halftime and 32-15 after three quarters.


On Friday, Melissa fell to a good Era team, 58-36. Clemmons recorded 14 points and Gideon’s seven points were next. The Class 2A Lady Hornets got out fast — leading 23-5 after one stanza — then boosted their lead to 22 by the end of three. Also on Friday, Krum topped Melissa, 44-36. The Class 4A Lady Bobcats took separation after a tight first half with an 8-2 third quarter. Clemmons finished with 15 points and Gideon collected 12.


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Melissa 8 12 6 15 - 41


Pottsboro 11 10 8 16 - 45


Melissa scoring: Sally Clemmons 11, Ashley Gideon 9, Grace Moothart 8, Charley Lane 7, Mia Ellis 2, Mya Ellis 2, Jaydyn Bullard 2.


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Melissa 12 8 12 10 - 42


Bowie 5 7 3 7 - 22


Melissa scoring: Sally Clemmons 13, Charley Lane 8, Mya Ellis 6, Grace Moothart 5, Allie Graham 5, Ashley Gideon 4, Mia Ellis 1.


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Melissa 5 14 9 8 - 36


Era 23 13 14 8 - 58


Melissa scoring: Sally Clemmons 14, Ashley Gideon 7, Charley Lane 5, Mya Ellis 4, Grace Moothart 3, Mia Ellis 3.


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Melissa 6 13 2 15 - 36


Krum 13 9 8 14 - 44


Melissa scoring: Sally Clemmons 15, Ashley Gideon 12, Mia Ellis 4, Grace Moothart 2, Charley Lane 2, Mya Ellis 1.