The South Shelby Ladybirds and Centralia Panthers each collected a win Friday in a Clarence Cannon Conference doubleheader.
In the girls game, the Ladybirds pulled away from the Centralia Lady Panthers late in the third quarter. After the teams went back and forth throughout the first two and a half quarters, the Ladybirds pulled away with timely three-point shooting.
Brandon Monty with the call on KRES and centralmoinfo.com. Dovin’s back-to-back triples helped springboard a 12-0 Ladybirds run that stretched into the fourth quarter en route to a 62-49 victory. South Shelby head coach Luke O’Laughlin was happy with the balance his team displayed offensively.
South Shelby had four different scorers in double figures, with Dovin and Miranda Patterson tying for the team lead with 14 points. Harper Sontheimer led the Lady Panthers with 12. South Shelby is now 7-1 and plays the second game of a back-to-back Saturday against Fort Madison. Centralia falls to 3-5 with the loss and takes on Moberly on December 21st.
On the boys side, Centralia took control early and never looked back on the way to a 60-29 victory. The Panthers led 20-4 after the first and 35-10 at the half off the strength of 19 first half points from Grant Erisman and Beau Gordon.
Nine different players found the scoring column for Centralia, with Erisman, Gordon and freshman guard Logan Rosenfelder each posting double figure scoring marks. Panthers head coach Scott Humphrey said Rosenfelder is getting better every game.
Rosenfelder pitched in 12 points to help Centralia snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 3-5 on the year. South Shelby falls to 3-4 with the loss. Head coach Dalton Armontrout said the Cardinals fell into too big of a deficit early.
Centralia faces Moberly on December 21st while South Shelby takes on Fort Madison Saturday.
South Shelby girls coach Luke O’Laughlin:
Centralia boys coach Scott Humphrey:
South Shelby boys head coach Dalton Armontrout: