The Shelby Lady Coyotes swept through their games last week in dominating style, defeating Choteau 63-49 on Friday and Great Falls Central 58-23 on Saturday.
The Coyotes jumped out to an impressive 20-7 lead in the first quarter against Choteau, and extended their lead in the second quarter, to lead 39-24 at the break. Shelby came out of the locker room and pushed the lead to 21 at the end of the third quarter and then cruised to the 63-49 win.
Scoring for the Coyotes were Maddison Underdal and Bailey Johnson with 15 each, Brook Luly 10, Brielle Aklestad nine, and Kendall Anderson and Brogan McAllister with seven each.
Saturday the Coyotes were hitting on all cylinders, jumping out to a 21-6 advantage. The offense slowed in the second, but their defense only allowed Great Falls two points, and were leading 29-8 at the half. Shelby’s stingy defense continued in the third quarter, limiting Great Falls to only four points, while scoring 14. Shelby outscored the Mustangs 15-11 in the fourth to claim the victory, 58-23.
Scoring for the Coyotes were Underdal 16, Luly 10, Johnson eight, McAllister seven, Anderson six, Aklestad four, Blair Luly, Shelbee Correa, and Devany Lamb two, and Rachel Hould one.
“The coaching staff is pleased with the team’s progress on defense. It was good to get some of the younger girls in the game against Great Falls. We have one week left of the regular season. A win against Cut Bank would make the Coyotes conference champs,” said head coach Mac McDermott.
Friday the Coyotes will host the Wolves for a 6 p.m. game. They will end the regular season Saturday at 4 p.m. with a non-conference game against Malta in Shelby.