The Shelbyville Ram 8th grade boys, after beating Meridian in their first game of the JHOC Tourney, went on to beat Central A&M, 40-18.
The Rams got off to a 13-3 run from the opening tip. Brody Boehm scored twice, missed a free throw, then scored two more times for 8 points. Mason Jones warmed up with his first 3-pointer. Logan Stiner also scored. A&M got just 3 points and went to the 2nd down by double-digits.
The Rams took a breath in the 2nd and Central A&M got off the mat for an 8-7 run. Sams scored three times and Damery once. Brady Boehm and Jones scored once from the floor. Stiner was fouled and made both foul shots. Brody Boehm was fouled and made 1-of-2 shots.
However, the Rams cushion allowed them to hold on to a 9-point lead at the half, 20-11. In the 3rd period, the Rams launched another 12-2 run. Jones stroked a pair of triples, Tucker Foil scored from the floor and Brady and Brody Boehm added solo twos.
White had an A&M bucket in the 3rd, but the Raiders missed two free throws. Shelbyville extended their lead to 19 points heading into the 4th, 32-13. Fate was set and the Rams rode their lead to the final buzzer.
Foil and Stiner scored once more in the 4th and Zed Phelps dialed in from long distance for an 8-5 run. Seaton hit a late 3 and Delmendo went to the line, making two free throws.
The Rams had two players in double figures. Brody Boehm scored 11 points, 8 in the 1st period run. Mason Jones also had 11 points, with a trey hat trick and a two. Sams led A&M with 6 points on three buckets in the 2nd.
JHOC 8th Tourney
Shelbyville 40, Central A&M 18
C A&M 3-8-2-5--18
Ram stats: Brody Boehm 11 (5 FGs, 1/3 FTs), Jones 11 (1-2, 3-3 pt FGs), Stiner 6 (2 FGs, 2/2 FTs), Foil 5 (2 FGs, 1/3 FTs), Brady Boehm 4 (2 FGs), Phelps 3 (FG). Team FGs 16. 3-Pointers: 4 (Jones 3, Phelps). Team FTs 4-of-8.
CAM stats: Sams 6 (3 FGs), Seaton 3 (FG), Houchins 3 (FG), Damery 2 (FG), Delmendo 2 (2/2 FTs), White 2 (FG). Team FGs 7. 3-Pointers: 2 (Seaton, Houchins). Team FTs 2-of-4.