FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — The Melrose-Mindoro High School girls basketball team presents a puzzle too complex for most teams to solve.
Each player in the Mustangs’ rotation commits to her role, and any one of them could carry the scoring load on a given night. If an opponent can take away one option, then Melrose-Mindoro adjusts to the next.
That was the case on Monday. When Cochrane-Fountain City did everything it could to slow down a couple of the Mustangs, it couldn’t stop them all. Melrose-Mindoro tallied a 58-36 win in the Dairyland Conference matchup to stay unbeaten.
Mustangs junior guard Katie Christopherson scored a game-high 18 points — 13 of which came in the first half — and junior wing Erika Simmons added 16 to power second-ranked Melrose-Mindoro (21-0, 15-0). Simmons had 10 of her points in the first half, and the Mustangs got out to a 21-6 lead.
Lexi Schmidtknecht had 12 points, including two 3-pointers, to lead C-FC (14-6, 12-3).
Blair-Taylor 64, Alma/Pepin 31
ALMA, Wis. — Samantha Fuselier and Danyelle Waldera each had 14 points to lead a balanced attack for the Wildcats (14-7, 11-3).
McKenna Nehring had 13 points for Blair-Taylor, while Marlee Nehring added 12.
Macy Luff had 10 points for Alma/Pepin (6-12, 4-9).
Caledonia 58, Dover-Eyota 42
EYOTA, Minn. -- The Warriors won the East Division behind 22 points from junior Ashley Schroeder and nine each from juniors Eva Welscher, Katie Tornstrom and Kaitlin Conniff.
Caledonia (17-5, 14-0) won for the second time in a row and the 11th time in 12 games heading into a game against Wabasha-Kellogg on Tuesday.