Grace Overgaard

Melcher-Dallas’ Grace Overgaard drew a lot of attention from the Twin Cedars Sabers in a recent Bluegrass Conference game played in M-D.

The Melcher-Dallas Saints finished the 2019 portion of their basketball slate on a roll.

The Saints have posted wins in three of their last four games, as they enter 2020 with a 4-5 record overall.

The one loss out of the last four games was a 54-52 setback to Seymour. The wins were over Cardinal 49-47, Diagonal 60-43 and TC 47-43.

M-D topped cross-county and Bluegrass Conference rival Twin Cedars 47-43 to enter 2020.

The home win came with Haley Godfrey scoring 10 points and latching on to 12 rebounds.

Also contributing heavily in the win were Grave Overgaard and Kacey Enfield each with nine points.

M-D won the scoring battle in the second and fourth quarters while TC controlled quarters one and three.

TC led 12-8 after one quarter and M-D forged on top 26-21 at halftime. Quarter number three ended with the two teams knotted at 39-39.’

The Sabers relied on a one-two scoring punch of 18 points by Chloe Swank and 16 by Brooke Roby, but it wasn’t quite enough.

Cheyanne Bruns was next on the TC scoring charts with five points.

Jenna Hastings and Kaya DesPlanque each had eight rebounds for TC.

The loss dropped TC to 1-8 overall. The lone win was 44-29 over Mormon Trail.

M-D will face Murray Jan. 6 at home in a girl-boy doubleheader.

TC will get back in action Jan. 4 against Interstate-35 Jan. 4 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines starting at 12:30.

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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