In what was anticipated to be a close game between two evenly matched teams turned out to be a lopsided victory for Melrose Tuesday night in the Section 6AA North Sub-Section Finals.
The Dutchmen got off to a 9-0 run at the start of the game on their way to a 61-45 win. They led by as many as 18 as the Streeters struggled early and often from the floor despite getting several good looks from inside the paint.
Seth Noll got the Dutchmen off to a good start with a three-pointer that set the tone. Colton Meyer followed by scoring one of his several buckets on the night as he and fellow sophomore Tyler Braegelman each reached double figures.
Cole Neubert scored Sauk’s first bucket on a lay up and then hit a free throw to make it 9-3, but it came after several misses by Streeter players who couldn't seem to get a bounce.