November 16, 2010

Melrose Begins Defense of State Title with Rout of Fairley

University of Memphis signee Adonis Thomas and the Melrose Golden Wildcats began defense of their Tennessee Class AAA state basketball title with an easy, 66-34 victory over the Fairley Bulldogs at Fairley.

Melrose head coach Jermaine Johnson was pleased overall.

"It was a good win," he said afterward. "We need to fix some things offensively, but our defensive intensity was great."

Thomas led all scorers with 20 and Auburn-bound Cedrick McAfee added 18 in the rout.

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