Mustangs dominate Beavers, Cardinals

Calette Lockington sprints past Bangor's Ashlie Lockington to the Mustangs' front court as the two highly-ranked teams square off in a non-conference contest. Melrose-Mindoro, ranked second in Division 4 defeated Bangor, which is ranked third in Division 5, 67-54 Tuesday night in Bangor.

To open December, the Melrose-Mindoro girls’ basketball team would head to Augusta last Friday where they would trample the beavers in an 83-35 win.

The Mustangs would get to 51 points in the first half and then back off in the second to add 32 points to the scoreboard on a 31-of-62 shooting night. The Mustangs would play stout defense holding Augusta to 11-of-29 shooting.

Katie Christopherson would end the night with 23 points on 10-of-18 shooting.

Mesa Byom would have a good night herself as she would add 17 points followed by Erika Simmons with 13, Calette Lockington with 12 and Teagan Frey with 10.

The Mustangs grabbed 29 boards with Byom nabbing seven and Christopherson and Simmons each getting six. Augusta would end the night with 20 rebounds.

Lockington would lead in the assists category with six, while Christopherson would have five steals.

The Mustangs would next head to Bangor Tuesday night, where they would face a much tougher Cardinal team who was ranked third in Division 5.

The Mustangs would find themselves ahead 28-21 after the first half and then outscore the Cardinals by six in the second half to end the game with a 67-54 win.

Christopherson would again lead the Mustangs netting 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting.

Lockington would add a commanding 15 points of her own including going 3-of-5 from 3-point land.

Emily Herzberg would be aggressive during the game, getting to the charity stripe 12 times to add nine points to her 12 points on the night.

The Mustangs would get out-rebounded by the Cardinals 37-27. Simmons would get eight boards followed by Byom with six.

Simmons would also be aggressive on defense coming away with six steals and four blocks on the night.


Jackson County Chronicle editor

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