Shelby volleyball

Shelby’s Cami Blevins goes low for a shot against Choteau. Photo by Mike Bashor

The Shelby volleyball team swept Cut Bank in three games, 25-20, 25-16, and 25-14 on Tuesday, but lost in four to Choteau on Thursday 12-25, 25-16, 20-25, and 15-25.

Jori Clary knocked down seven kills to lead the Coyotes against Cut Bank, and Adelle Lamb added six of the team’s 20 kills. Addison Richman had all 14 assists for the Coyotes. Cami Blevins had all three of the team’s blocks.

The Coyotes had 24 digs, Clary picked up six, and Reese Lee, Blevins and Lamb added five each. Clary smashed seven aces while Lee had five.

“We played well against Cut Bank Thursday,” coach Lexy Fisher said. “The crowd was awesome, and our girls really fed off that. They kept the energy high and the momentum on our side.”

On Thursday, Clary again led the team in kills with 13. Blevins added 10, and the rest of the team comibned for 11. Richman assisted in 28 of those kills. Blevins added two blocks to the cause, and Clary picked up 16 digs. Lamb added nine of the team’s 42 digs.

Shelby had eight aces. Blevins had three, and Delaney Clark and Clary had two each. 

“We traveled to Choteau on Saturday. We had more ups and downs in this match than we had been having, so we are just looking for more consistency,” Fisher said. “I was very proud of the girls for winning a set against them and trying to do the things we have been working on in practice.”

Shelby will travel to Conrad on Tuesday, with matches starting at 4:15. Malta will come to Shelby on Friday, with matches starting at 4 p.m. They will travel to Cut Bank on Saturday, games starting at 4:15.

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