Shelbyville girls (12-11) got a win over Dieterich on Saturday in the CIC v. NTC Challenge, 57-42, but another team from the south nipped the Rams at home on Monday. Martinsville (12-11) won, 49-46.
Martinsvile Blue-streaked the Rams early and that cushion held up. Senior Holly Metzger was still out for the Rams and 5-11 junior center Lindsay Higgins scored at will in the 1st. She scored 5 times and made 1-of-3 free throws for 11 of her team-high 17 points.
Junior guard Emily Parcel nailed a 3 and a 2 in the 1st and senior Aubrey Hook made 1-of-2 foul shots in a, 17-8, Streak run.
Shelby had trouble getting going. Freshman Mia Wade scored twice, but sophomore scoring leader Trinity Wade was held to one trip to the line, making both shots. Sophia Ogden had a two and Carson Beyers missed a pair at the line.
Down by 9 to start the 2nd, the Rams re-doubled their efforts more than matching Martinsville as the Streaks took a breath, 15-13.
Trinity Wade made both ends of a 1-and-1 and buried a 3 and made a two. Ogden scored twice and Mia Wade scored twice. Streak Courtney Davidson was heard from in the 2nd with a trey and a deuce. Hook scored twice and Parcel and Higgins had solo twos. Shelby was within 7 at the break, 30-23.
The Rams kept up the push in the 3rd. Mia Wade split a pair at the line, then scored three times. Trinity Wade had bucket and was sent to the line again. She made both shots. Ogden added a deuce in the 13-8 Ram run.
Davidson was all Martinsville had in the 3rd. Higgins collected four fouls in the game. Davidson made another trey and a deuce combo. Higgins missed two foul shots, but had a basket. Payton Probst made 21-of-2 free throws. The Streaks were still up to start the 4th, but just by two, 38-36.
It was a new game in crunch time. However, the Rams could not get over the hump. Martinsville out-scored them 11-10 to hold on to the win.
Martinsville shot 14 free throws in the final 8:00 and made just 6. Shelby shot 12 free throws and also made 6. Both teams had a chance to make hay and a case for the win at the line and didn’t.
Trinity Wade made two free throws, then a a pair of 2-pointers. She was fouled on a trey and made one free throw. Beyers was fouled and made 1-of-5 foul shots. Sophia Ogden was fouled and made both free throws. Mia Wade had 4 fouls and didn’t score in the 4th.
Higgins made a two and didn’t shoot a foul shot in the 4th. Parcel shot 8 free throws down the stretch and made 4. Hook was 1-of-3 and Davidson 0-for-1. Payton Probst gave Martinsville the margin of victory. She made 1-of-2 free throws, but then dialed in from long distance in crunch time for the 3-point win.
Martinsville out-scored Shelby from the floor. The Streaks made 18 field goals, four from downtown for 40 points. Shelby made 16 buckets, one trey, for 33 points. The Rams were better at the line, making 13 of 22 (59%). Martinsville was 9-of-23 (39%).
Shelby had three players in double figures, despite the loss. Trinity Wade finished with a game-high 20 points on 5 buckets (1-3) and making 9-of-11 at the stripe. Mia Wade had 15 points in 3 quarters on 7 scores and 1-of-2 free throws. Ogden scored 10 on four scores and 2-of-2 at the line.
Higgins led Martinsville with 17 points on 8 buckets and 1-of-5 at the line. Parcel had 11 points on 3 buckets (1-3) and 4-of-8 at the line. Davidson finished with 10 points on a pair of deuce and a pair of treys.
Shelbyville (12-11) plays at Clinton on Thursday, prior to hosting the CIC Tourney on Saturday. Shelby is the #7 seed and plays #2 seed St. Teresa at 6 p.m.
Martinsville 49, Shelbyville 46
Ram stats: T wade 20 (4-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 9/11 FTs), M Wade 15 (7 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Ogden 10 (4 FGs, 2/2 FTs), Beyers 1 (1/7 FTs). Team FGs 16. 3-Pointers: 1 (T Wade). Team FTs 13-of-22.
M’ville stats; Higgins 17 (8 FGs, 1/5 FTs), Parcel 11 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 4/8 FTs), Davidson 10 (2-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 0/1 FTs), Hook 6 (2 FGs, 2/5 FTs), P Propst 5 (1-3 pt FG, 2/4 FTs). Team FGs 18. 3-Pointers: 4 Davidson 2, P Propst, Parcel). Team FTs 9-of-23.