Declo 61, Melba 51
MOUNTAIN HOME — Keegan Duncan’s 28 points lifted the Hornets to their second straight 2A state tournament.
Duncan, a junior, made eight field goals (one 3-pointer) and went 11-of-15 from the free-throw line in Saturday’s state play-in game against Melba (13-12).
Declo led 30-22 at halftime. Melba kept it interesting going into the fourth quarter, trailing 41-35, but the Hornets held on.
“That’s one of the better teams we’ve seen,” Declo coach Jacoby Fox said over the phone. “We won the battle of the boards and executed our offensive gameplan.”