South Shelby Splits Conference Games with Brookfield

The South Shelby girls and Brookfield boys came out winners in a Clarence Cannon Conference doubleheader at South Shelby High School Tuesday night.

In the girls game, South Shelby surged past the Lady Bulldogs 40-34. Kaylee Gaines scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the third quarter, including this basket late in the frame.

Colin Schowe with the call on KTCM 97.3 and That late basket gave South Shelby a lead they wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the game. While Gaines led the 11-11 Ladybirds offensively, South Shelby girls coach Luke O’Lauglin said he was particularly pleased with his team’s defensive effort in the second half.

The Lady Bulldogs were held to just 13 second half points after leading at the half 21-17. Rylee Sensenich led Brookfield with 17 points, however, no other Lady Bulldogs reached double figures. Brookfield girls coach Tony Fairchild said they need to be more consistent offensively.

With the loss, Brookfield falls to 10-11 on the season. In the boys game, Brookfield opened the game on a 9-0 run and never looked back in a 46-21 romp over South Shelby. The 4-17 Cardinals were held to just five points in the first half and were held below 30 points for the fourth straight game. O’Laughlin said it was another frustrating night for the Cardinals’ offense.

The Bulldogs were led by Carsen Beckman with 13 points. Beckman scored seven of Brookfield’s first nine points in the game. Brookfield boys coach Carey Davison said this is a sign of good things to come for Beckman.

Cooper Cisna added ten points as the Bulldogs tallied their first Clarence Cannon Conference win of the season and improved to 11-10 on the season.


South Shelby girls/boys coach Luke O’Laughlin

Brookfield girls coach Tony Fairchild

Brookfield boys coach Carey Davison