Regional Radio’s Eric Duick with the call on 99.9 The Captain and centralmoinfo.com. South Shelby tied the game with its own 6-0 run before senior Darrell Trendley’s game-winning basket for Wellsville. Maylee’s free throws resulted in a 50-45 final score. Maylee hit several clutch shots en route 18 points. Wellsville climbs 6-3 with the victory and South Shelby drops to 3-7.
Casey Johnson played a solid game for the Lady Tigers with 11 points, but the Lady Birds otherwise overwhelmed Wellsville from start to finish in a 60-30 win. South Shelby held Wellsville to two points in the first quarter then started the second half with an 18-2 run. South Shelby’s leading-scorer Kenzie Kendrick scored just four points, but the Lady Birds received production throughout the roster. Seven Lady Birds scored five-plus points, including sophomore Caitlyn Poore and freshman Meredith O’Neal who both closed with 11 points. After a 4-19 season a year ago, Tuesday’s win already guarantees improvement as South Shelby advances to 5-5 in its first season under Luke O’Laughlin.
Up next for O’Laughlin’s Lady Birds is the Marceline Tournament. South Shelby plays Meadville next Tuesday.
South Shelby Cardinals head coach Philip Dunkle:
South Shelby Lady Birds head coach Luke O’Laughlin:
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