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The Lady Coyotes get some encouragement from Coach Ryan McDermott during a timeout at the Girls Divisional basketball tournament last weekend in Cut Bank.

The Shelby Coyotes Girls Basketball Team’s season came to an end at the Northern Divisional Tournament last week, losing to Malta 38-23, and to Glasgow 56-24.

Shelby opened the tourney against Malta, and found themselves trailing 15-7 at the end of the first quarter. Shelby kept the game close, but still trailed at the end of the first half, 25-14.

Defense picked up in the third quarter, Shelby held Malta to eight points, and went into the final quarter trailing 33-19. The fourth quarter was more of a defensive battle, and saw Malta outscore Shelby 5-3. Malta would take the win 38-23.

Leading Shelby was Vivi McDermott with 11 points, Cami Blevins had seven points and 10 rebounds, Addison Richman put in three, and Jori Clary had two.

Friday the Coyotes played Glasgow, and had a slow start, trailing 15-6 at the end of the first quarter, and 34-16 at the half. 

Shelby battled the Scotties in the second half, but couldn’t find their rhythm scoring the ball, and lost 56-24.

Shelby was led by Richman with eight points, McDermott dropped in five, Blevins added four, Reese Lee had three, Clary and Adelle Lamb each put in two.

Shelby Coach Ryan McDermott commented, “The kids played well this weekend! The girls played hard against two really good teams. I was proud of how they competed. I thought each of the girls really improved this season! The future is bright for the Coyotes! We will miss our seniors Vivi, Taylor, Elena, and Sam. They showed great leadership this year.”

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