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WEDNESDAY, February 21, 2018 ~ Volume 14 No. 8

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Lady Birds Defeat Louisiana in District Action
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Lily Wegman goes up for a layup against Louisiana in the first round game of the District Tournament at Canton High School on Monday, February 12.

The South Shelby Lady Birds overcame a slow start and were able to defeat the Louisiana Lady Bulldogs for the second time in four days. The final score was 56-30.
   Caitlyn Poore led the way with 20 points for South Shelby.
   It wasn’t easy for the Lady Birds early. They held a 4-2 lead nearly three minutes into the game, and started out the night 1 for 9 from the free throw line before knocking them down more consistently.
   The thing that was working was the 3-point shot. Poore and Lily Wegman each connected on 3-pointers in the first quarter which helped the Lady Birds take a 9-7 lead after one quarter of play.
   South Shelby came alive early in the second quarter thanks to some pressure defense that led to some easy baskets. The Lady Birds reeled off the first nine points of the second quarter, seven of them coming from Logan Wise, to push the lead to 18-7 with 4:25 to play in the half.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Lady Birds Have No Problems with Louisiana
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Lexie Higbee scores two points against Louisiana on Friday, February 9, at South Shelby High School. She finished with 19 points.

The South Shelby Lady Birds bounced back from a tough loss to Highland for a convincing 72-28 win over Louisiana in their final regular season game of the year. It made for a happy Senior Night as Caitlyn Poore, Logan Wise, Lily Wegman and Lexie Higbee went out a winner in their final home game of their careers.
   Louisiana, who has struggled all season, came out and hit the Lady Birds with their best shot early. They put 14 points on the board, half of what they would score for the entire game, and trailed the Lady Birds 21-14 after one quarter of play.
   South Shelby kicked things into gear in the second quarter, outscoring Louisiana 20-9 to take a 41-23 lead at the half.
   After coming off a slow start to the second half in the last few games, the Lady Birds did the opposite Friday night against the Lady Bulldogs. South Shelby had a dominate third quarter, maybe the team’s most dominate quarter of the year. The Lady Birds outscored Louisiana 23-1 to take any doubt out of the equation. They held a 64-24 lead after three quarters of play.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Cardinals End Regular Season with Loss to Louisiana
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Nathan Morath looks to score against Louisiana on Friday, February 9.

It’s been a long, tough season for the South Shelby Cardinals and first year coach Ethan Shackelford. The young Cardinals finished out a tough Clarence Cannon Conference season with a home loss to Louisiana by the score of 66-37 on Friday night, Feb. 16.
   Louisiana jumped out to a 13-3 lead and never looked back in the contest. A 3-pointer by Daniel Burke and a basket by Luke Farrell closed the gap to 13-8 with 2:59 to play in the first, but Louisiana stretched it back out to 20-10 after one quarter of play.
   Things didn’t slow down in the second quarter either. The Cards traded baskets with the Bulldogs for the first couple minutes of the second quarter, and trailed 26-17 with 5:04 to play in the half.
   Louisiana went on a big run to close out the half, outscoring the Cardinals 15-4 the rest of the way to take a commanding 39-19 lead into the locker room at the break.
   The Bulldogs put the game away early in the third quarter by coming out and scoring the first seven points, to stretch the run to 22-4 and the score to 46-19 with 6:37 to play in the third quarter.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Lady Birds Struggle in Road Loss to Highland
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The South Shelby Lady Birds have improved a great deal in 2017-18. They have shown that they can compete with the best teams in the area on any night. They have also shown that if they don’t have their best performance, it can get bad really quick.
   The Lady Birds fell to a very good Highland Lady Cougar team 67-44 on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Highland.
   The thing about the Clarence Cannon Conference this season is that it is loaded with a bunch of good girls teams. The top six teams are all very good and there has not been many nights that the Lady Birds could take off.
   Coach Luke O’Laughlin knew the trip to Highland would be a tough one for his team. Cold shooting and a slow start didn’t help his team’s chances. The Lady Birds found themselves with a 10-point deficit after one quarter of play, as Highland had doubled them up 20-10.
   The girls continued to battle and were able to cut into the lead, cutting it to a very manageable five point lead at the half, as they trailed 27-22.
   But similar to their game with Clark County last week, the Lady Birds came out flat in the third quarter. Highland was able to virtually put the game away, turning a five point game into a 19 point game. The Lady Birds trailed 49-30 after three quarters of play.
   They were not able to cut into the lead at all in the fourth quarter as the Lady Cougars outscored them 18-14 to get the win.
   The Lady Birds struggled to put the ball in the basket. They were only able to convert on 2 of 13 from 3-point range and 15 of 42 from two point range.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Cardinals Fall on the Road to Highland
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Rarely have the South Shelby Cardinals ever had much luck against Highland in basketball. Even this year with Highland being really down, they were able to get two players back from injury and defeat the Cardinals 56-38 at Highland on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
   “Highland’s combo of Luttrell and Johnston we’re tough to guard, both returning seniors and 2016 all conference players that have been banged up all season,” Coach Ethan Shackelford explained.
   Cardinals struggled offensively with Brock Wood and Guy Timbrook combining for 14 points. The glimmer of hope came from Cole Mitchell who tallied 17 points, a varsity career high. That included three 3-pointers from Mitchell.
   Highland jumped out to a 13-7 lead after one quarter. They outscored the Cards 17-11 in the second quarter to stretch the lead to 30-18 at the half.
   With the Cardinals still within striking distance, they were hoping to close the gap in the third quarter and make a run at the Cougars in the fourth quarter. But things didn’t work out so well for South Shelby. The offense was nonexistent for much of the quarter as the Cards were only able to manage four points.
   Highland outscored the Cardinals 13-4 in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 43-22 after three quarters, and pretty much close out any hope of a comeback.
   Mitchell scored nine of his 17 points in the final quarter as the Cards were able to outscore Highland 16-13 but came up way short.
   Highland was hot from the outside all night long, connecting on eight 3-pointers on the evening.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Young Cheerleaders Hit the Court
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The South Shelby Varsity Cheerleaders performed with younger kids during halftime of the girls game on Friday, February 9.

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Obituary - Sandra Kay Million
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Manassas, Virginia, December 20, 1946 - February 15, 2018.
   Sandra Kay Million, age 71, of Manassas, Va., passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 at her residence.
   Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 20, at Manassas Baptist Church, in Manassas, Va., with Rev. David Donahue officiating. A second funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 23, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, followed by interment at the Shelbina Mausoleum. A visitation will be held before the funeral service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to either Manassas Baptist Church or Medical Missions of Mercy-Guatemala, P.O. Box 144, Falls Church, VA. 22040.
   For complete obituary, see this week's issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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