JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Shelbyville girls basketball went up against a prolific scorer at Argenta and they couldn’t stop her or the impending loss. Kandie Bloch scored 33 points and Argenta won 69-41.
Shelby played fairly well offensively through three quarters, scoring in double figures each period. However, they were still down 17 points heading into the 4th. The effort wasn’t sustained in the final frame and AO sped away with a late 15-6 run for the 28-point win.
AO was up 16-11 at the end of the 1st. Shelby scored 11 points in the 2nd, but it was on the short side of a 19-11 Bomber run. AO was up 13 at the break, 35-22. Shelby scored 15 points in the 3rd, but still couldn’t stop the Bombers.
Bloch scored 15 times from the field and was 3-of-4 at the line. She was followed by Mullins with 14 points, including a quartet of 3-pointers.
Lindsay Burton led Shelbyville with 19 points, including a triple, scoring seven times from the floor, half of Bloch’s number. Courtney Schultz followed with eight points, including 2-of-3 at the line, but no trey.
Argenta 69, Shelbyville 41
Ram stats: Burton 19 (6-2s, 1-3 pt FGs), Schultz 8 (3 FGs, 2/3 FTs), Boone 4 (2 FGs, 0/1 FTs), Williamson 4 (2 FGs), Heselton 3 (FG, 1/2 FTs), Schuler 2 (FG), Floyd 1 (1/2 FTs). Team FGs 16 (1-3). Team FTs 8-of-15.
AO stats: Bloch 33 (15 FGs, 3/4 FTs), Mullins 14 (1-2, 4-3 pt FGs), Olson 7 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs), Carson 6 (3 FGs), Gibson 4 (2 FGs), Ulrey 3 (FG), Meador 2 (FG). Team FGs 30 (6-3s). Team FTs 3-of-4.
Prior to the varsity tilt, the Rams JV had an amazing 4th-quarter comeback that tipped the scales in their favor for a 4-point win, 41-37.
Argenta led by three after the 1st, 10-7, and by two at the break, 20-18. Argenta led by four at the end of the 3rd, 28-24. The Rams were close in the game, but were not able to get over the hump until the 4th period. In crunch time, The Rams charged out on a 17-9 run, doubling up the Bomber output and flipping a 4-point AO lead into a 4-point Ram win.
Post player Jami Hennings had her best game since returning from injury, scoring 12 points. Guard Grace Schuler followed with 11 points, including getting to the line and making 7-of-8 free throws. Morgan Powers scored nine points.
The Rams shot 22 free throws and made 15 (68%) in a 4-point win. AO was just 5-of-10 at the line.
Shelbyville 41, Argenta 37
Ram stats: Hennings 12 (5 FGs, 2/2 FTs), Schuler 11 (2 FGs, 7/8 FTs), Powers 9 (3 FGs, 3/7 FTs), Austin 5 (2 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Beyers 4 9 (FG, 2/3 FTs). Team FGs 13. Team FTs 15-of-22.
AO stats: Carron 11 (5 FGs, 1/3 FTs), Olson 10 (3 FGs, 4/4 FTs), Smith 8 (4 FGs), Gibson 4 (2 FGs, 0/2 FTs), Manning 4 (2 FGs). Team FGs 16. Team FTs 5-of-10.