SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Shelby opened the 2nd missing another 3, but again McConnell got the put back and scored, 14-8. On their next possession, they shot another 3 and missed again.
Okaw's Peyton Hagerman finally got on the board in the 2nd period spinning and banking in two and went on to score a game-high 26 points in the last three periods. Shelby missed another 3 and Hagerman spun, stopped and popped for two again, 14-12 Rams.
Shelby's Devin Peterson drove and dished to Devin Miner inside for two, 16-12. Shadwell drove and missed and missed the put back, but McConnell cleaned it up with a two, 18-12.
McConnell scored on the nedxt possession down on the block against two defenders, his third score in 4 minutes, 20-12. Joe Jeffers drove and dished to Still and Shelby missed another 3. Hagerman spun and hit a jumper, 20-14.
Still spun and drove inside for two and, on the next possession, spun again and drove, scoring and getting the foul. He converted ther 3-point play and completed a 9-0 run for a 21-20 lead.
Just before the half, Shadwell drove the lane, scored and converted the 3-point play for a Ram lead at the break, 23-21.
Shelby shot 31% in the 1st half, just 2 of 13 (15%) from the arc, but 7-of-16 inside (43.7%). Okaw shot 32% in the 1st half, trailing by two.
Okaw drew a foul immediately in the 2nd half as a drive and dish went to Still. Cwenton Williams scored inside for Shelby, but Jeffers answered and scored 8-of-his-14 points in the 3rd.
Each team missed a trey, then Jeffers stopped and popped in the lane for back-to-back scores and a tie, 25-25.
Shelby missed a 3-pointer and Hagerman spun, stopped, spun the other way and hit a jumper and got the foul. He converted at the line for a 3-point Okaw lead, 28-5.
The Rams beat the press and Tyler Hendryx scored. Shelby fouled again, then Tice Robinson stopped and popped for Shelby, banking in a two and giving the Rams the lead, 29-28.