Anna-Melissa boys, girls basketball continue season

By Rick Bailey
Anna-Melissa Tribune

Lady Cardinals drop district contest over holidays, but still sit at top of District 7-4A

Melissa - The Melissa Lady Cardinals ran into a tough matchup on December 29 as their District 9-4A record dropped to 3-1 after they dropped a loss to Sanger 68-46.  Melissa avenged that loss on New Year’s Day with a 56-33 win over Van Alstyne. The win left the Lady Cardinals tied for the top spot in the district at 4-1 and brought their season record to 13-4.

Going into the second half of the District 9-4A race Melissa (4-1/13-4) is locked up with Sanger (4-1/11-5) and Aubrey (4-1/6-5). The remainder of the district standings are as follows: Van Alstyne (3-2/9-6), Celina (2-3/7-10), Anna (0-5/4-13) and Gainesville (0-4/0-12).

This week’s District 9-4A matchups for the girls include January 5: Aubrey at Melissa, Sanger at Gainesville and Van Alstyne; along with January 8: Aubrey at Celina, Anna at Melissa and Van Alstyne at Gainesville. 

Melissa Boys basketball recap-

The Melissa Cardinal boys basketball team gained some ground over the holiday break and now are sitting at 3-1 in the District 9-4A race. The Cardinals got their first win with a 58-53 win over Sanger on December 29 and then picked up another victory on New Year’s Day winning a 72-69 contest over Van Alstyne.

Heading into 2021 District 9-4A finds Celina (3-0/12-6) sitting at the top spot. Anna (3-1/11-4) and Melissa share the second spot at this point in the race. The remainder of the district includes: Van Alstyne (2-1/7-8), Aubrey (2-1/7-8), Gainesville (0-3/5-9) and Sanger (0-3/3-10).

This week’s District 7-4A schedule for the boys includes January 5: Gainesville at Sanger, Celina at Van Alstyne, and Melissa at Aubrey; along with January 8: Gainesville at Van Alstyne and Celina at Aubrey.  

Anna Coyote boys also take first district loss to fall to 3-1

Anna - The Coyote boys basketball team is sitting at 3-1 in the District 7-4A race after dropping a loss to Van Alstyne 64-51 and beating Aubrey 70-58 over the holiday break. At this point in district play four teams have one loss; Anna, Melissa, Van Alstyne and Aubrey with only Celina sitting at the top undefeated.   

The District 9-4A boys basketball district race sits with Celina (3-0/12-6) alone at the top. The district standing are as follows: Anna (3-1/11-4), Melissa (3-1/7-6), Van Alstyne (2-1/7-8), Aubrey (2-1/7-8), Gainesville (0-3/5-9) and Sanger (0-3/3-10).

This week’s District 7-4A schedule for the boys includes January 5: Gainesville at Sanger, Celina at Van Alstyne, and Melissa at Aubrey; along with January 8: Gainesville at Van Alstyne and Celina at Aubrey.

Anna girls basketball recap - 

The Anna Lady Coyotes are currently sitting at 0-5 in district and 4-13 on the season after dropping three games over the holiday break. Anna lost to Van Alstyne 57-37 and Aubrey 53-40 in two district contests; while losing to Whitesboro 43-33 in a non-district matchup.

Going into the second half of the District 9-4A race Melissa (4-1/13-4) is locked up with Sanger (4-1/11-5) and Aubrey (4-1/6-5). The remainder of the district standings are as follows: Van Alstyne (3-2/9-6), Celina (2-3/7-10), Anna (0-5/4-13) and Gainesville (0-4/0-12).

This week’s District 9-4A matchups for the girls include January 5: Aubrey at Melissa, Sanger at Gainesville and Van Alstyne; along with January 8: Aubrey at Celina, Anna at Melissa and Van Alstyne at Gainesville.