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(Tribune photo by Rand Middleton) The Dutchmen’s 6-foot-1 senior guard Isaac Sawyer (5), who finished with 20 points, repeatedly probed the Warriors’ interior defense here losing the ball but drawing a foul in the first half at Bird Island. BOLD defenders from left are Austin Weis, Tyler Rock, Jayson Rothmeier and Tyler Lothert.

Boys basketball: Melrose too much for BOLD


BIRD ISLAND — Melrose was nearly perfect shooting from inside the 3-point arc and the Dutchmen eventually pulled away from the BOLD Warriors and won 78-48 on Friday night in a non-conference boys basketball game.

Melrose hit 22 of 24 of its 2-point shots and shot 80 percent overall.

The Dutchmen, ranked No. 2 in Class AA, improved to 14-1.

BOLD kept up with the Dutchmen the first 14 minutes pulling to within 24-22.

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