Staff report

Guards Ezra Monroe and CJ Shellie put up 20 and 15 points, respectively, on Jan. 7 to lead the Melissa Cardinals to a 65-50 non-district win over Class 4A Paris.

The victory evened the Cards’ season record at 10-10.

Melissa trailed the Wildcats 22-21 at halftime, but bettered their hosts by eight points in each of the final two frames for the win.

The Cards’ non-district contest at 4A Krum on Jan. 10was cancelled due to weather.

Melissa opens district play at home on Friday versus the Anna Coyotes.


Melissa 12 9 25 19 - 65

Paris 8 14 17 11 - 50

Melissa scoring – Ezra Monroe, 20; CJ Shellie, 15; Phoenix Bramhall, eight; Hudson Czarnecki, eight; Tavenor Watts, four; Justin Maina, three; George Lado, two; Jaron Withers, two.