|Shelby Uphoff looked to the basket|
as she prepared for two-point shot.
The win gave Melrose third place in the red division of the Upsala Tournament.
In the loss to Staples-Motley on Wednesday evening Orth scored 24 points. She was six-of-six in freethrows Melrose hit 9-of-12 freethrows. More information appears in the Jan. 4 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Annie Herkenhoff scores basket for Melrose.
BOYS BASKETBALLThe Dutchmen defeated Saul Rapids 77-39 in the first round of the consolation bracket in the Crusader Christmas Classic. Melrose was led by 32 points from Scott Stone. Jordan Welle added 10 points and Austin Van Beck 11 points.
The Dutchmen were sent to the consolation round after a 79-76 loss to Braham in the opening round. Isaac Sawyer score 32 points and Stone finished with 22 points. Van Beck finished with 15 points. The Dutchmen's chance to tie the game ended with a missed three-pointer as time ran out.
SWIMMINGThe Melrose-Sauk Centre (M-SC) Fusion swim team finished in third place in the five team Brainerd Invite Saturday. The top finishes were Keenan Pearson's third in the 100 butterfly and Phil Budde's third in diving.