Shelby Gets To 15-0, Comeback To Bury Harding
The Shelby girls basketball team is still undefeated after 15 games, digging themselves out of an early hole to bury MOAC contender Marion Harding 60-50.
Riding the hot hand of Brooklyn Gheen, who knocked down three triples in the opening frame, the Lady Presidents jumped out to a 19-10 lead heading into the second quarter where they put Shelby in a double-digit deficit. With a balanced attack leading the charge, the Lady Whippets blitzed their way back into the game with a 20-7 second quarter run to gain a 30-26 halftime advantage.
Ariyah Douglas helped spark a Harding rally in the third, scoring 10 of her game-high 18 points in the stanza to pull within 42-40 of Shelby to start the fourth quarter, but that's as close as they'd get. An 18-10 scoring margin in favor of the home team would put the game away as the Lady Whippets protect their house on military appreciation night.
Shelby (15-0, 9-0) put four players in double-figures with Emma Randall, Olivia Baker and Haylee Baker all scoring 13 points with Sophie Niece adding 10. Justice Steinman-Ross added 16 to Douglas' 18, with the Lady Presidents receiving nine from Gheen as they dip to 7-6, 5-4.