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Saints Move On, Sabers Exit Early

Two close games were had for our area Bluegrass Conference girls’ basketball teams in the opening round of the Class 1A regional tournament last night. Melcher-Dallas defeated Tri-County 38 – 37. The Saints got off to a 9 – 0 lead, but the game was close the rest of the way. Melcher-Dallas led by six with under a minute to go and held on despite a late rally by the Trojans. Megan Roush scored 13, and MacKenzie Suntken and Maddie Roland each had ten for the Saints. Jessi Anderson swiped 12 rebounds, as well, as Melcher-Dallas improves to 11 – 11 and will move on to play #1 seed Lynnville-Sully on Tuesday. It wasn’t as pleasant an ending for Twin Cedars, as they were involved in a close game, but couldn’t hit key free throws down the stretch, which allowed H-L-V to escape with a 57 – 54 win. Brittney Roby capped off her senior season for the Sabers with another double-double effort of 23 points and 14 boards. The loss ends Twin Cedars’ season at 9 – 13.