Anysja Manzer’s last-second, potential game-tying 3-pointer bounced off the back of the rim and Melba’s come-from-behind attempt fell short in a 48-45 loss to visiting Nampa Christian Nov. 27.
The Mustangs fell behind early in the game by as many as 13 points, but climbed slowly back into contention and eventually took the lead in the fourth quarter.
The lead swapped hands a couple of times during the final quarter.
The Mustangs found themselves down by three when Coach Darrin Shindle called a time out with 11 seconds left in the game.
He drew up a final play to find Manzer open for the last shot.
The Mustangs were able to secure the rebound but the game ended when they were unable to get another shot off in time.
With four girls missing due to illness, it looked as if Melba was going to struggle on Thursday in an away game at Homedale, but the team was unfazed.
The Lady Mustangs were once again able to keep the game close to the end and, in fact, held a small lead with just minutes left.
But when the final buzzer went off, Homedale had claimed a 45-42 victory.
Nicole Hoagland had 12 points for Melba.
The Lady Mustangs traveled to Cole Valley Christian High School Saturday. Melba trailed just 29-26 entering the fourth quarter, but the Mustangs were only able to put up two points in the final quarter and lost their second conference game, 36-28.
Dani Romans led Melba with 10 points.