Shelbyville Moulton boys basketball hosted Clinton in a twin-bill matinee on Saturday. The Ram 7th grade lost, 29-22. The Ram 8th won, 36-32.
In the prelim game, Shelby took a lead in the 1st, but then trailed by half. Clinton went on a big run in the 3rd and Shelby had a 4th quarter run that fell short.
Hampton Petska and Seth Tope had solo twos for Shelby. Jake Jokisch went to the line and made 2-of-4 shots to lead, 6-3.
In the 2nd frame, the only Ram scoring was a solo free throw from Grady Ogden and one from Chase Wells. Shelby trailed by 3 at the half, 11-8.
The 3rd period Clinton launched a 15-3 run. Wells made all 3 Ram points on a 2 and 1-of-2 foul shots falling behind by 15 points, 26-11.
Shelby flipped a switch and put on an 11-3 run in crunch time. Wells made two free throws and buried a 3 for 5 points. Joel Bruns scored and Tope made two free throws. Ryatt Walker made 2-of-4 foul shots. Their 11-point effort, fell short, because they were down by 15.
Chase Wells led all scorers with 9 points on a deuce and a trey and 4-of-8 foul shots.
Clinton 29, Shelbyville 22
Ram stats: Wells 9 (1-2, 1-3 pt FGs, 4/8 FTs), Tope 4 (FG, 2/6 FTs), Walker 2 (2/4 FTs), Jokisch 2 (2/6 FTs), Bruns 2 (FG, 0/1 FTs), Petska 2 (FG), Ogden 1 (1/2 FTs), McClain (0/1 FTs), Schrock (0/2 FTs). Team FGs 5. 1-3 pt: (Wells). Team FTs 11-of-30.
In afternoon game, Ram 8th grade came back after trailing in the 1st and knotted the game at the half.
In the 1st, Shelby got a solo two from Tucker Foil, Logan Stiner, and Brody Boehm. Brady Boehm made two foul shots but they were down 11-8.
The script was flipped in the 2nd period with a Shelby 11-8 run. Brody Boehm made a pair of twos and Brady Boehm split two free throws and made a two. Stiner and Jones had solo scores totie the game, 19-19.
After the break, Shelby had a 9-4 run. Brody Boehm made two baskets and Jones made two free throws and a 3-pointer to lead, 28-23.
Down the stretch, the competition was tight. Jones sank a trey. Foil made a 2 and 1-of-2 foul shots. Brody finished with a two, sealing the 4-point Ram win.
Brody Boehm led the game with 12 points. Jones followed Boehm with 10 Ram points. Clinton made seven 3-pointers to no avail. Shelby made 6-of-12 at the line. Clinton made just one free throw.
Shelbyville 36, Clinton 32
Ram stats: Brody Boehm 12 (6, 0/3 FTs), Jones 10 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs, 2/3 FTs), Brday Boehm 5 (FG, 3/4 FTs), Stiner 4 (2 FGs). Team FGs 14. 3-pt: 2 (Jones). Team FTs 6-of-12.