MELROSE — The Melrose-Mindoro High School boys basketball team continued its strong season Tuesday night, Jan. 30, as it used another balanced scoring attack to cruise past Gilmanton 71-52 in a Dairyland Conference game. The victory pushed the Mustangs’ Dairyland Large-leading record to 9-0, and overall record to 10-4.
Drew Blaken led Melrose-Mindoro with a game-high 17 points, but double-digit scoring from Jimmy Polenz (15), Connor Christopherson (11), Andrew Scafe (11) and Andrew Antony (10) played a big part in pushing the Mustangs to their second consecutive victory and third in their last four games. Melrose-Mindoro held a 45-39 lead at the half, but outscored Gilmanton 26-13 in the second half.
Mel-Min 84, EC Immanuel 56
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Drew Blaken led the Mustangs with 20 points, while Andrew Scafe (13), Connor Christopherson (12) and Jimmy Polenz (12) also reached double digits in the Dairyland Conference win.
C-FC 72, Blair-Taylor 66 (OT)
COCHRANE, Wis. — Joey White scored five of his 15 points in overtime as the Pirates defeated the Wildcats. Austin Klien led the Pirates with 18 points.
Kyle Steien led Blair-Taylor (5-8, 2-6) with 18 points, while Tyler Kirchner finished with 16.
Mel-Min 76, Eleva-Strum 51
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Mesa Byom and Erika Simmons each turned in double-doubles to lead the Mustangs to a Dairyland Conference win. Byom led Melrose-Mindoro with a 17-point, 12-rebound performance, while Erika Simmons had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Calette Lockington added 14 points for the Mustangs, who were 32 of 72 (44 percent) from the field and sank 8 of 14 free-throw attempts. Emily Herzberg (12) and Katie Christopherson (10) also reached double figures for Melrose-Mindoro.
Alma Center Lincoln 54, Augusta 34
ALMA CENTER — Madison Shramek turned in a 19-point, nine-rebound performance to power the Hornets, while teammate Cassidy Huber added 19 points and four rebounds. Lincoln coach Bill Schulte pointed to his defense as a key reason for the win, especially the performance of guards Victoria Johnson, Paige Sheffer, Huber and Shramek.
Mel.-Min./G-E-T 46, Aquinas 30
The Titans won nine matches without using their top stars to beat the Blugolds. Jack Horihan (24-4, 220 pounds) and Albert Flottmeyer (20-9, 132) were among those scoring pins for Aquinas.