Melissa, Anna basketball recap

By Rick Bailey
Anna-Melissa Tribune

Melissa - Going into the week off for Christmas the Lady Cardinals ran their District 9-4A record to 3-0 on Tuesday, December 22. The win gave Melissa a 12-3 mark for the year and moved them up one spot to 16th in the TABC Class 4A rankings. 

Meanwhile Aubrey (3-1/5-5) dropped its first district loss 43-42 to Van Alastyne. The remainder for the district standing are as follows: Sanger (2-1/9-5), Van Alstyne (2-1/8-5), Celina (1-2/6-9), Anna (0-3/4-10) and Gainesville (0-3/0-10).

The holiday break schedule for the Lady Cardinals includes a home game against Sanger on December 29 to complete the month of December. The Lady Cardinals travel to Van Alstyne on January 1, home game against Aubrey on January 5, home game against Anna on January 8.

Melissa Boys basketball recap-

The Melissa Cardinal boys basketball team is sitting at 1-1 after the first week of District 9-4A play with their 74-36 win over Gainesville on Tuesday, December 22. 

After one week of play District 9-4A lines up with Anna (2-0/10-3), Celina (1-0/10-6), Van Alstyne (1-0/6-7), Aubrey (1-1/6-5), Melissa (1-1/5-6), Sanger (0-2/3-8) and Gainesville (0-2/4-7).

The holiday schedule for Melissa includes an away game at Sanger on December 29, home against Van Alstyne on New Year’s Day (January 1) and at Aubrey on January 5. 

Anna boys basketball

Anna - The Coyote boys basketball team is sitting at 2-0 after their district game in a win over Sanger 56-36 last week. Anna is sitting at the top of District 9-4A at 2-0 going into the week off during the holidays. 

The Coyotes  will play two more contests during the holidays traveling to Van Alstyne on Tuesday, December 29 and then hosting Aubrey in a New Year's day matchup on January 1. 

The District 9-4A boys basketball district race sits with Anna (10-3/2-0) at the top. Celina is sitting at (1-0/10-6), Van Alstyne (1-0/6-7), Melissa (1-1/5-6), Aubrey (1-1/6-5), Sanger (0-2/3-8) and Gainesville (0-2/4-7) make up the remainder of the district.

Anna girls basketball recap: 

The Anna Lady Coyotes are currently sitting at 0-3 in district and 4-10 on the season after they lost to Sanger 65-25.   

Anna opened district play with a 79-14 loss to district leading Melissa. In the first night  of District 9-4A games Aubrey (1-0/3-4) defeated Celina (0-1/5-8) 47-34 and Van Alstyne (1-0/7-4) knocked off Gainesville (0-1/0-6) 63-7.

The Lady Coyotes holiday schedule includes a home game against Van Alstyne on December 29, away game at Aubrey on January 2 and at Melissa on January 8. All of the contests are District 9-4A contests. 

Melissa (3-0/12-3) is leading the district race after four contests and they are followed by Aubrey (3-1/5-5), Sanger (2-1/9-5), Van Alstyne (2-1/8-5), Celina (1/2/6-9), Anna (0-3/4-10) and Gainesville (0-3/0-10).