Shelby’s Trenton Emerson takes it to the hoop against Cut Bank’s Robert Reagan during the Coyotes’ 73-28 thrashing of the Wolves Friday night in Shelby.

The Shelby Coyotes boys basketball team picked up two more wins last week, defeating Cut Bank, 73-28, and avenging an earlier loss to Belt, 50-37.

Last Friday the Coyotes hosted the Wolves, and quickly established they were the better team, jumping to a 19-6 first quarter lead. Shelby kept on the pressure in the second, extending the lead to 36-15 at the half. The third quarter was more of the same as Shelby outscored Cut Bank 28-5 to start the running clock. Shelby went on to claim the conference win 73-28.

Logan Leck led the scoring with 27 points, Rhett Reynolds added 23, Trenton Emerson dropped in nine, Kyle Peltier had five, Taylor Parsons had three, and Randon Richman, Bryce Lee and Kolby Lohr had two each.

Saturday the Coyotes traveled to Belt to face the Huskies and knew they were in for a battle. Shelby held on to a three-point lead at the end of the first quarter and took a two-point lead into the locker room at the half. 

Shelby opened the third quarter with defensive pressure, holding Belt to four points. The Coyotes scored 12 and had a 38-28 advantage after the third quarter. Shelby outscored Belt 12-9 in the final eight minutes to claim the victory, 50-37.

Leck and Reynolds led Shelby with 14 each, Parsons added seven, Emerson had six, Lohr contributed five, and Richman had four.

Coach Tom Reynolds stated, “I was extremely pleased with the growth of the team this weekend. The boys were locked in to get revenge on an extremely well coached, and disciplined team in Belt.”

Shelby will play three home games this week, starting with Missoula Loyola Thursday. There will only be varsity games, with action beginning at 6 p.m. Friday Great Falls Central comes to town. Tip-off for the first game is at 3 p.m. Saturday Shelby will host Rocky Boy with games starting at 2:30 p.m.

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