The Shelby Coyotes boys basketball team bounced back last week, winning both their games in style, with a 61-36 victory over Conrad, and a 82-28 win in Choteau.
Shelby started the Conrad game strong running out to a 12-3 lead, before finishing the first quarter up 12-8. Shelby continued dominating in the first half pushing their lead to 25-15 at the half. The Shelby offense opened up the game in the third, scoring 23 points, and continued to control the game claiming the 61-36 victory.
Rhett Reynolds, who verbally committed to play for the Montana Grizzlies last week, led the Coyotes with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Trenton Emerson added 10 points, followed by Taylor Parsons with eight, Kyle McDermott with seven, Randon Richman had four, and Kolby Lohr added two.
Friday the Coyotes went to Choteau and took little time in establishing their superiority, jumping out to a 26-5 first quarter lead. The Coyotes held a commanding 46-15 halftime lead. Shelby cruised to the 82-28 victory, seeing every Coyote who played score.
Leading the way was Reynolds with 22, Logan Leck dropped in 19, Parsons had 10, Richman seven, Emerson five, McDermott, Kyle Peltier, and Kyler Cassel had four each, Aiden Torgerson had three, Lohr and Bryce Lee had two each. Reynolds pulled down 12 rebounds and Emerson grabbed nine.
“I was really pleased with our defense this week and our overall team effort,” said head coach Tom Reynolds.
Shelby’s game with Great Falls Central was cancelled due to weather, and there were no plans for a make-up contest at press time.
Shelby will host Cut Bank on Friday with games beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday they will travel to Belt with games starting at 12:30 p.m.