Melrose High School Sports
Melrose Dutchmen Basketball
The Melrose Dutchmen earned the 6AA West Sub-Section championship with a 70-55 win over Sauk Centre Tuesday night. A tight defense gave Melrose a 26-16 half-time lead. Dillon Haider, who finished with 21 points, scored 13 in the first half. He put Melrose up by 10 with a three-point shot at the buzzer. Francisco Cervantes, who did not score in the first half, had 14 points in the second half as Melrose built, for a time to a 20-point lead. Brady Birch played a strong inside game collection 10 rebounds and 14 points for Melrose. The Dutchmen next play Friday night against Cathedral for the Section 6AA championship and the right to go to state.