Shelbyville Daily Union

January 28, 2014

Ram 7th Enter Playoffs 15-6

John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — After the holidays, Shelbyville 7th basketball, then 12-3, went 3-3 and finished the regular season, 15-6.

Meridian, 35-25, but lost to Monticello in the semi, 39-29. Shelby won the 3rd place game over Clinton, 35-30. Shelby lost to Mattoon, 46-30, before their regular season finale win over LSA.

In a see-saw game, Shelbyille trailed St. Anthony, then took a 4-point lead at the half after a 10-2 run. They led by one going into the fateful 4th, but St. Anthony had an 18-9 run as they pulled away for the win.

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St. Anthony 42, Shelbyville 34

Shelby 8-10-7-9--34

St. A 12-2-10-18--42

Ram stats: Miller 11 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs, 3/3 FTs), Johnson 11 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs, 3/4 FTs), Messado 10 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs, 2/4 FTs). Team FGs 10. 3-Pointers: 6 (Miller 2, Johnson 2, Messado 2). Team FTs 8-of-11.

St. A stats: Blanchette 24 (10 FGs, 3/4 FTs), Wall 9 (4 FGs, 1/4 FTs), Strullmyer 4 (FG, 2/4 FTs), Wall 4 (2 FGs), Brandenberger 2 (FG), Koester (0/1 FTs). Team FGs 18. Team FTs 6-of-13.

In the first round of the conference tourney, Shelby used 1st and a 3rd period runs to go up by 13 heading into the 4th and they coasted to the 10-point win. Miller led Shelby with 18 points.

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Conference Tourney

Shelbyville 35, Meridian 25

Shelby 10-6-12-7--35

M’dian 3-4-8-10--25

Ram stats: Miller 18 (8 FGs, 2/2 FTs), Vice 4 (2 FGs), McNeese 4 (2 FGs), Wooters 4 (2 FGs), Kennell 3 (FG, 0/2 FTs), Messado 2 (FG, 0/1 FTs). Team FGs 10 (1-3). Team FTs 2-of-5.

M’dian stats: Meigahetti 9 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FG2/4 FTs), Carroll 5 (FG, 3/4 FTs), Bauer 4 (2 FGs), 6-of-12.

Against Monticello in the semi, Shelby was smacked with a 14-3 run in the 1st. They competed after that, but still trailed by 15 heading into the 4th. They cut the final margin to 10 but lost.

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Conference Semifinal

Monticello 39, Shelbyville 29

Shelby 3-6-10-10--29

Monty 14-5-15-5--39

Ram stats: Miller 16 (5-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 3/4 FTs), Johnson 10 (3-3 pt FGs, 1/1 FTs), Messado 3 (FG, 1/1 FTs). Team FGs 10 3-Pointers: 4 (Johnson 3, Messado). Team FTs 5-of-6.

Monty stats: Graham 11 (3 FGs, 5/9 FTs), Brado 10 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs, 2/2 FTs), Snyder 8 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs), Austin 5 (2 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Singleton 3 (FG), Alexander 2 (2/2 FTs). Team FGs 12. 3-Pointers: 5 (Snyder 2, Brado 2, Singleton). Team FTs 10-of-15.

In the conference 3rd place game, it was Shelby that opened with a 14-3 run. They held that 11-point lead at the half. Clinton then had a 16-5 run to knot the score at 27-27. In crunch time, Shelby limited Clinton and posted a final 8-3 run for the win.

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Conference 3rd Place

Shelbyville 35, Clinton 30

Shelby 14-8-5-8--35

Clinton 3-8-16-3--30

Ram stats: Miller 27 (8-2s, 1-3, 8/9 FTs), Vice 4 (2 FGs), Johnston 2 (FG), Messado 2 (FG). Team FGs 13 (1-3). Team FTs 8-of-10.

Clint stats: Yo 8 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 1/1 FTs), Rich 5 (2 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Cooley 4 (FG, 2/3 FTs), Torbert 4 (2 FGs), Nelson 3 (FG), Case 3 (FG, 1/2 FTs), Harris 2 (FG), Overton 1 (1/3 FTs). Team FGs 11 (2-3s). Team FTs 6-of-11.

The annual Shelbyville v. Mattoon late season contest came and Mattoon was too much for the Rams.

Shelby was strong early with back-to-back 10-6 runs and a 8-point lead at the break, 20-14. Mattoon came on like gangbusters in the 2nd half. They had a 15-6 run to take a 27-26 lead at the end of the 3rd. They followed that in the 4th with a 19-4 run to pull away.

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Mattoon 46, Shelby 30

Mattoon 6-6-15-19--46

Shelby 10-10-6-4--30

Ram stats: Miller 19 (7-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 2/5 FTs), Wooters 4 (2 FGs), Johnston 3 (FG), Messado 2 (FG), McNeese 2 (FG). Team FGs 13 (2-3s). Team FTs 2-of-5.

Matt stats: Smith 16 (8 FGs, 0/3 FTs), Betts 15 (6 FGs, 3/5 FTs), Lensink 6 (3 FGs), Ghere 4 (2 FGs), Princico 3 (FG), Mathias 2 (FG), Spitz 2 (FG). Team FGs 24 (1-3). Team FTs 3-of-8.