Sunday, March 15, 2015


Redwood Valley and Melrose squared off against each other in a boys’ state Class 2A basketball quarterfinal game at the Target Center.

Redwood Valley looked to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition.

Melrose’s Drake Meyer came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. If Meyer didn’t think that he had a good shot he would pass it off to one of his teammates for a better shot.

Melrose got out to a quick start. They were able to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition. Melrose also did a good job of getting everyone involved in the offense.

Redwood Valley had a difficult time slowing down Melrose on the offensive end late in the first half.

Melrose guard Dillon Haider got hot from just behind the 3-point line as he came up with clutch 3-point shots.

Melrose got hot late in the first half. They were able to slow down the Redwood Valley offense as they were able to sink shots.

At halftime the score was Melrose 46, Redwood Valley 31.

Melrose continued to shoot the ball well in the start of the second half. They took the ball right to Redwood Valley. Redwood Valley couldn’t stop them on offense.

Haider continued to get to the basket as he continued to make mid-range jump shots and layups.

Redwood Valley continued to struggle shooing the ball in the second half. Melrose was a lot quicker than Redwood Valley was.

Redwood Valley’s Sam and James Pendleton both came up with huge shots throughout the game. Their teammates did a good job of getting them the ball in spots where they could shoot it.

Melrose came away with the 81-66 victory over Redwood Valley.

The leading scorers for Redwood Valley were Sam Pendleton with 31 points and James Pendleton with 14 points.

The leading scorers for Melrose were Braegelmann with 17 points, Meyer with 15 points, and Haider with 14 points.

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