DONNELLSON – The Central Lee girls basketball teams continues to see an uptick in offensive production from players other than senior Mya Merschman, one of the top scorers in the state.
On Tuesday, the Hawks downed Danville 73-49 and Merschman scored 32. But the story may have been the 17 points from transfer Alivia Myhre, who just got on the varsity floor under transfer protocols last week.
The Hawks also got 11 points from Makayla Morrison.
Central Lee, 6-5 in SEISC play and 7-7 overall, left no doubt early on going up by as many as 12 just four minutes into the game and rushed to a 38-19 double up at halftime.
The girls hit on three 3-pointers in the 3rd quarter pushing the lead to 20 at 49-29 and never looked back.
Myhre hit on four 3-balls on the night for her best outing of the year.
Merschman continues to put up some of the highest point totals in the state and is just a free throw away from 400 points on the year. She’s second in the state in all classes behind Van Buren’s Isabel Manning with 445 after Tuesday’s game.
Central Lee also got four points each from Macy and Maura Watkins, three from Ella Sanders and two from Kelsie Stewart.
Danville was led by Cassidy Yaley with 11. Taylor Moore and Jacey Moore each had nine for the Bears.
Central Lee hosts Mt. Pleasant on Saturday night in a non-conference matchup.