Shelbyville Mpoulton girls basketball pulled off a sweep on Tuesday night. The Ram 7th beat Arthur, 33-26, and the Ram 8th won, 30-8.

The Shelby 7th started the night on the right foot with a 7-4 run in the 1st period. Jaycee Brinkoetter sank a two and then Arthur started hacking. They committed 17 fouls in the game. Kenzie Jones shot 5 free throws in the first 6:00. She made 4-of-5. Adison Musser went to the line and made 1-of-2.

Arthur also had a solo bucket from Erwin and Yeakel went to the line just once. She made both shots, but Arthur was down 3.

Shelby kept up the pressure in the 2nd with a 9-4 run. Claire Canada buried a 3 and Brinkoetter scored again. Jones made a deuce and then two free throws.

Again Erwin had the only Arthur bucket. Arthur shot 7 free throws in the 2nd and made just one, from Condill. Shelby had doubled up Arthur in the 1st half, leading by 8 at the break, 16-8.

Arthur did a better job in the 3rd, as Shelby won the period just 9-7. Brinkoetter scored twice and Canada hit from long distance again. Marley Phelps got on the board with a two.

Deel led Arthur with two baskets in the 3rd. Plank made two free throws and Fagan split a pair at the line. Arthur was down 10, heading into the 4th, 25-15.

Arthur put on a push in the final frame, out-scoring Shelby, 11-8. Deel scored again, while Hutchcraft made 3-of-4 foul shots and a deuce. Rohacs and Herschberger had solo twos.

Shelby scored down the stretch and held off the comeback. Brinkoetter scored three times from the floor. Jones made 2-of-4 free throws for the 7-point win.

Shelby had two players in double figures. Brinkoetter led with 14 points on 7 baskets. Jones scored 10 on one bucket and making 8-of-11 at the line. Canada came up with a pair of triples for 6 points.

Arthur was led by three players with a handful of points. Deel had 6, all in the 2nd half. Erwin had 5, all in the first half, and Hutchcraft had 5, all in the 4th period.


Shelbyville 33, Arthur 26

Arthur 4-4-7-11--26

Shelby 7-9-9-8--33

Ram stats: Brinkoetter 14 (7 FGs), Jones 10 (FG, 8/11 FTs), Canada 6 (2-3 pt FGs), Musser 1 (1/3 FTs), Phelps 2 (FG), Taylor Culumber (0/1 FTs). Team FGs 11. 3-Pointers: 2 (Canada). Team FTs 9-of-15.

Art stats: deel 6 (3 FGs), Hutchcraft 5 (FG, 3/5 FTs), Erwin 5 (2 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Yeakel 2 (FG), Rohacs 2 (FG), Plank 2 (2/2 FTs), Fagan 1 (1/2 FTs), Condill 1 (1/2 FTs). Team FGs 8. Team FTs 10-of-17.

The Ram 8th grade jumped on Arthur out of the gate with a 12-2 run. Caroline White was unrestrained. She scored 3 times. Gabby Golding scored from the floor and sank 2-of-4 foul shots. Delaney Keown also scored. Hutchcraft scored for Arthur once and Arthur missed three free throws

Already up 10, the Rams followed with an 8- 0 run from 4 different players. White, Golding, Dru Clark, and Millie Clark had solo twos and went up by 18 points at the half, 20-2.

The 2nd half was dialed down on both ends of the floor. Shelby won the 3rd, 4-3. Musser scored a two in the 3rd and made 1-of-2 free throws. Dru Clark also made 1-of-2 foul shots. Arthur’s only score was a solo 3-pointer from Rohacs.

Shelby was up 19 heading into the 4th, 24-5. Down the stretch, Shelby doubled up Arthur, 6-3. Jordynn Mayhall, Callista Tidwell, and Brinkoetter finished with solo twos. Sarah Rogers got on the board for Arthur in the 4th with a 3-point play, and that was it.

Nine Ram 8th graders scored in the game. Caroline White led the crew with 8 points on 4 buckets. Gabby Godling followed with 6 points on 2 buckets and 2-of-4 at the line. The other scorers made 3 or 2 points. Arthur also had players with just 3 or 2 points.

Moulton girls basketball was to finish their regular season on Thursday at Mattoon, then begin regional play.

Shelbyville 7th is the bottom seed (#7) at the Meridian Regional. They play #2 seed Meridian at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday. The Ram 8th will play at the Meridian Regional that begins on Monday, December 2.


Shelbyville 30, Arthur 8

Arthur 2-0-3-3--8

Shelby 12-8-4-6--30

Ram stats: White 8 (4 FGs, 0/1 FTs), Golding 6 (2 FGs, 2/4 FTs), D Clark 3 (FG, 1/2 FTs), K Musser 3 (FG, 1/2 FTs), Mayhall 2 (FG), M Clark 2 (FG), Keown 2 (FG), Tidwell 2 (FG), Brinkoetter 2 (FG). Team FGs 13. Team FTs 4-of-9.

Art stats: Rohacs 3 (FG), Rogers 3 (FG, 1/1 FTs), Hutchcraft 2 (FG, 0/1 FTs), Perez (0/2 FTs), Fagan (0/2 FTs). Team FGs 3. 3-Pointer: 1 (Rohacs). Team FTs 1-of-6.

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