Shelby’s Brielle Aklestad pulls up against a Choteau defender Friday night during the Lady Coyotes’ 54-32 win.

The Shelby Lady Coyotes basketball team won two conference games last weekend, defeating Choteau 54-32 and Great Falls Central 65-28.

Friday the Coyotes hosted the Bulldogs and exploded in the second quarter, to make a close first quarter score 10-8, into a runaway, leading 27-13 at the half.  Shelby kept the pressure on in the third quarter and extended their lead to 57-24, and cruised to the victory. 

Kendall Anderson hit five 3-pointers and had 17 points to lead the Coyotes. Also scoring were Brielle Aklestad 12, Maddison Underdal nine, Bailey Johnson six, Brook Luly four, and Rachel Hould and Brogan McAllister with three.

Saturday the Coyotes led wire-to-wire dominating Great Falls Central. Shelby jumped to an early lead and defensively kept pressure on and outscored GFC in every quarter. The Shelby defense only allowed 11 points in the second half. 

Underdal had a big night, scoring 19 points. Johnson and Luly also had double figures in scoring 11 and 10, respectively. Hould added eight, McAllister seven, Vivi McDermott had five, Aklestad had three and Jori Clary had two.

Coach Mac McDermott was very pleased with the intensity the team played with on the defensive side. ‘I want the girls to continue to look for their shots, and I am looking forward to a good week of practice,” he said.

Shelby will be on the road this weekend. They will take on Cut Bank on Friday with a 6 p.m. start and Malta on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

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