MELROSE LADY DUTCHMEN BASKETBALL: The Lady Dutchmen basketball team fell 56-51 to Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta tonight in Melrose. Melrose had a half-time lead of 24-23, but Morris went some strong runs to take the lead. With 2:30 left Morris had an 11-point lead. Melrose, forced turnovers and converted shots to cut the lead to three with 12 seconds left. Forced to foul, Melrose saw Morris hit one free throw, to take a four point lead. Morris then capitalized after a Melrose turn over for the final score.
Emily Goerdt scored 19 points for Melrose and Gabi Sawyer added 15 points.MELROSE LADY DUTCHMEN GYMNASTICS: The Melrose gymnasts topped Morris 146.6-105.9. The Lady Dutchmen claimed the top five spots on bars, beam and floor the top four on the vault and the top three in the all-around. All-around champion Jailyn Brinkman also finished first in all routines. Lydia Butkowski tied her for first on the floor. Earning runner-up spots were vault-Kayla Austing, bars-Butkowski, beam-Abby Hinnenkamp and all-around-Butkowski. Mady Brinkman was third in the all-around.
MELROSE SAUK CENTRE FUSION SWIMMING: The Fusion posted an 89-73 win over Alexandria this evening. A first place finish by Matthew Beste, Justin Hoppe, Ben Heller and Brent Blommel, and a third place finish by Isaac Beste, Ted Uphus, Jake Enneking and Isaac Schreiner in the 400FSR clinched the match.
PRAIRIE CENTRE HOCKEY: Prairie Centre Hockey defeated Redwood Valley 8-2
SAUK CENTRE-MELROSE WRESTLING: SC-M fell 39-31 to Paynesville and 42-24 to Quad City. Antonio Ortiz (106), Will Funk (132), and Charlie Barhorst (HWT) all won two matches this evening.
More information will appear in the Dec. 25 issue of the Melrose Beacon.