South Shelby and Centralia split a Clarence Cannon Conference doubleheader Thursday.
South Shelby’s Miranda Patterson led the early charge in the Ladybirds’ 50-43 victory.
Austin Ward with the calls on Glory 97 and centralmoinfo.com. The score was tied at 10 after one and 26 at half before South Shelby started pulling away in the third. The Lady Panthers kept it close.
South Shelby made 10-of-11 free throws in the final quarter to help ice the game. Patterson led all scorers with 26 points. Coach Luke O’Laughlin said a mid-game adjustment was key.
Centralia’s Annie Robinson came in averaging five points a game and finished with 14. Coach Megan Brinkmann said her squad didn’t play as disciplined as she would’ve liked.
South Shelby moves to 7-1; Centralia falls to 6-2.
The Panthers trailed for much of the boys game but came away with a 45-39 win. Benji Chick broke a fourth quarter tie.
Chick had a second three to push the lead to eight one minute later. Logan Rosenfelder had three timely triples as part of a 14-point performance. Coach Scott Humphrey said it was a great team win.
Jayden Baker turned in 14 for the Cardinals. Coach Kent O’Laughlin said the team didn’t handle adversity well.
Centralia pushes to 4-3 and South Shelby loses its third straight to drop to 3-5.
South Shelby girls coach Luke O’Laughlin:
Centralia girls coach Megan Brinkmann:
Centralia boys coach Scott Humphrey:
South Shelby boys coach Kent O’Laughlin: