Staff reports


The Decatur Eagles defeated Melissa 59-34 in non-district basketball action Jan. 3 at Melissa Middle School.


The Eagles (15-6) built a 31-20 lead by halftime and dominated the second half, canning seven three-pointers along the way.


Guard Calaway Dykes led Decatur’s effort with a game-high 17 points, including four threes.


Guard Phoenix Bramhall posted a team-high eight points for Melissa (10-10) while fellow guard Ezra Monroe chipped in seven.


The Cards have three non-district contest remaining before opening district play at Anna on Jan. 17.


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Decatur 17 14 14 14 - 59


Melissa 11 9 5 9 - 34


Melissa scoring – Phoenix Bramhall (eight), Ezra Monroe (seven), Jaron Withers (five), Justin Maina (three), CJ Shellie (three), Tavenor Watts (two), Daxx Dunnahoe (two), Hudson Czarnecki (two), Jayden Anthony (two).