JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Shelbyville 7th grade girls basketball got their first win of the season on Thursday, edging Meridian, 14-12. The Moulton 8th grade took a loss, 43-16.
Sydney Trainor led the Rams in scoring with eight of the 14 points, while Danielle Lochbaum was the chairman of the boards, grabbing 12 rebounds.
It was a up beat 1st period with both teams scoring half their points and going into the 2nd period tied, 6-6. Shelby scored in the 2nd and shut out Meridian. That would be the difference in the ball game.
In the 2nd half the teams traded 4-2 quarters, leaving the Rams up by two at the final buzzer. Three Rams scored, Lockbaum, Trainor, and Hannah Karraker ( 2 points). Meridian only had two players score, Herbert (8) and Walker (4).
Shelbyville 14, Meridian 12
Ram stats: Trainor 8 points, 3 rebounds; Lochbaum 4 points, 12 rebounds; Karraker 2 points, rebound.
Meridian stats: Herbert 8 points; Walker 4 points.
Meridian 43, Shelbyville 16
Ram stats: Mia Jones 10 points, 13 rebounds; Dakota Riley 4 points, 6 rebounds; Alexis Woods 2 points, 3 rebounds; Jerrica Hood 5 rebounds.
Meridian stats: Aukamp 20 points; Gete 12 points; C. Herbert 6 points; A. Herbert 2 points; Wetzel 2 points; Bogle 1 point.
Shelbyville plays host to Sullivan Monday at 6 p.m., then travels to Pana Sacred Heart on Tuesday at 6 p.m.