Shelby’s Trenton Emerson pulls up for a jumper Saturday night against Fairfield.

The Shelby Coyotes boy’s basketball team lost two games last week, falling to Browning 65-47, and to Fairfield in a close game 57-53.

Tuesday the Coyotes traveled to Browning to face a tough Indians team. Shelby found themselves down early 20-12 at the end of the first quarter. Shelby scored better in the second but had trouble slowing down Browning, giving up 20 again in the second. The Coyotes couldn’t find a groove and lost the game 65-47.

 Scoring for the Coyotes were Rhett Reynolds 16, Logan Leck 12, Taylor Parsons 6, Tanner Parsons 5, Trenton Emerson four, Tanner Watson and Garrett Hanson two each. Reynolds pulled in 13 rebounds to lead the team.

Friday the Coyotes started the game well, and led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter, and extended the lead by two going onto the half, leading 29-24. Shelby extended the lead in the third quarter to 10, only to see it slip away, losing 57-53. Scoring for Shelby were Leck with 21, Reynolds 12, Tanner Parsons seven, Emerson five, Aiden Torgerson and Taylor Parsons three each, and Tanner Tustian two. 

 “We had two tough, hard to swallow losses this past week, but I really believe we can learn a lot from them,” said head coach Tom Reynolds. “I really feel we are heading in the right direction gearing up for our last three conference games. Friday night I was really proud of how hard the boys worked. It was a great team effort.”

Friday the Coyotes will travel to Choteau for a 7:30 p.m. game and Saturday they will be in Great Falls for a 5:30 p.m. game.

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