The South Shelby Ladybirds and Knox County Eagles each cruised to victories Monday night. The Ladybirds were victorious 57-22, while the Eagles defeated the Cardinals 60-42.

In the girls game, the Ladybirds put together a balanced offensive effort with three different scorers posting 14 points or more. Miranda Patterson, Belle Roush and Emma Dovin combined for 47 points.

Brandon Monty with the calls on KRES and Ladybirds head coach Luke O’Laughlin says he liked how his squad stepped up rebounding wise in the absence of injured forward Milli Mozee-Williams.

South Shelby is now 12-2 on the season. O’Laughlin says the Ladybirds are ready for a busy week of games.

Brianna Miller led Knox County with 12 points. Knox County is now 2-10 on the season.

In the boys game, Knox County led the entire way and got a big first half from sophomore forward Nelson Shinkle.

Shinkle had 18 points at the half to help give the Eagles a 16-5 lead after one and a 29-12 lead after two quarters. Shinkle finished the game with 22 points. Knox County head coach Nathan Miller talked about the sophomore forward’s performance.

Jacob Becker added 10 points for the Eagles. South Shelby head coach Dalton Armontrout said the discrepancy on the glass and a slow first quarter start were the deciding factors in the game.

Knox County and South Shelby are now 6-7 on the year. The Cardinals travel to Van-Far Tuesday while Knox County hosts Harrisburg. You can find full postgame interviews with this story at

South Shelby boys head coach Dalton Armontrout:

Knox County boys head coach Nathan Miller:

South Shelby girls head coach Luke O’Laughlin: