Shelbyville Daily Union

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December 7, 2013

Death By Jump Shot

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Shelbyville's quick trigger at the 3-point arc was an addiction that debilitated its production in the 1st half and couldn't be kicked even in the 2nd half.

Second half fouls gave aid and comfort to the enemy. Okaw Valley used free shots as a foundation to pull away in a Timberwolf victory on Friday, 68-60.

Okaw Valley only shot 41.5% from the field, but they made 20-of-32 free throws, a 15-point edge at the line.

The Rams put up 27 3-point shots and made just five (18%). By contrast, they shot 34 2-point shots and made 20.  They were gangbusters inside (58%), but chose to take 44% of their shots from the arc and missed 22 of them in an 8-point loss.

Okaw Valley shot just 42.5% inside (20-of-47). Okaw's salvation was foul shooting. They were in the bonus the last 10:00 of the game and cashed in. Okaw was 19-of-30 in the 2nd half. Okaw was 12-of-18 in the 4th quarter. Shelbyville was 2-of-2 in the 2nd half.

Shelbyville never made it into the bonus. Setttling for 3-pointers does not draw fouls or get you to the line.

Shelby's Spencer Shadwell took the opening tip and drilled a 3-pointer for a quick lead. Okaw missed three shots, then TJ Pieszchalski made a bucket to cap their first possession. On Shelby's second possession they shot another 3 and missed.

Shadwell was fouled and made both free throws, 5-2. Okaw had a couple of turnovers and Shelby put up two more threes, missing both. Okaw had more second shot attempts and Devon Still scored (3 for a quarter).

Shelby missed two shots inside and then took another trey and missed it.  Okaw turned the ball over again and Shelby threw up a 3 air ball.Okaw's Joe Jeffers made a baby hook shot for the lead, 6-5.

Shelby lifted another missed 3 and Luke McConnell got the put back two to take the lead back, 7-6. Still had a put back for an 8-7 Okaw lead., then Shadwell cashed in on yet another 3-point shot for a 10-8 Ram lead. Both offenses had three more possessions each in the final minute of the 1st with more missed shots and turnovers with no points.

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