Shelby’s Bailey Johnson slides past Fairfield’s Kyler Bake on her way to the basket Saturday night in Cut Bank.

The Shelby Lady Coyotes placed second in the district tournament this last weekend, defeating Conrad 35-26, and losing to Fairfield 47-40. Shelby advances to the Northern Divisional Tournament in Shelby, which is scheduled for March 5-7. They will play Wolf Point at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5.

In District 1-B action last weekend, the Coyotes received a first round bye. They played Conrad in semi-final action on Friday, Feb. 21. The Lady Coyotes jumped out to a 15-6 first quarter lead against the Cowgirls. Half-time saw the Coyotes hold a 21-10 advantage. The Coyotes extended the lead by five in the third, pushing the lead to 32-16 and then coasted to the victory in the last quarter, 35-26. 

Scoring for the Coyotes were, Maddison Underdal 16, Bailey Johnson nine, and Brogan McAllister and Brielle Aklestad five each.

Saturday the Coyotes dug in and battled the Eagles. The game was very close throughout. Shelby had a one point 9-8 lead after the first quarter and held to that lead going into the locker room at half-time, 20-19. Fairfield tied the game by the end of the third, and the Eagles made crucial shots at the end of the fourth to take the 47-40 victory from the Coyotes.

Scoring for the Coyotes were Aklestad 13, McAllister 11, Johnson seven, Kendall Anderson six, and Underdal three.

 “It was a good district tournament. We will work hard over the next two weeks to be ready for the Divisional Tournament,” said head coach Mac McDermott.

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