Anselmo-Merna Falls to Sterling at Girls State Basketball Tournament

The Anselmo-Merna girls basketball team saw its season come to an end in the opening round of the girls state basketball tournament on Monday.  The Lady Coyotes fell to Sterling 50-33.  Sterling was able to pull away in the middle two quarters outscoring AM 23-9 in the second and third quarters combined.  Eight players scored for Anselmo-Merna led by Shaylyn Safranek who had a team high 12 points.  The Sterling Jets were led Macy Richardson who finished with a game high 29 points.  Anselmo-Merna concludes their season at 19-7.  Sterling advances to the Class D2 semifinals which will take place on Wednesday.  Sterling will face top seed Falls City Sacred Heart who defeated Wynot 46-29.