Class 5A Lake Dallas topped Melissa, 65-52, in the Cardinals’ basketball season-opener, Nov. 19, at Melissa Middle School. The Falcons (2-0) held a 36-28 lead at halftime, boosted by 10 points from Yash Mattu who went on to finish with a game-high 20 points.


For Melissa, sophomore guards Phoenix Bramhall and Hudson Czarnecki posted a team-high 13 points each. Cards head coach Eric Benton noted that his squad started four sophomores.


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Lake Dallas 18 18 15 14 - 65


Melissa 16 12 12 14 - 52


Melissa scoring – Phoenix Bramhall 13, Hudson Czarnecki 13, Justin Maina 8, Daxx Dunnahoe 7, Kaden Segleski 6, Tavenor Watts 4, Jayden Antony 2, Terry Nelson 1.