JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
The Purple Parade to the Home of the Pacers perpetuated a pummeling of Clinton that turned them black and Maroon, 54-30.
Even though the venue was huge, like in Hoosiers, the rims were still just 10 feet off the floor. The Rams played their game and crushed Clinton, cashing in at formerly-Conseco.
Shelbyville was led again by 6-7 center Brody Bence and 3-point shooter Nate Standerfer. Bence scored a game-high 15 points, making seven shots from the floor and splitting a pair of free throws.
Standerfer recorded another trey hat trick and added a deuce for 11 points. Reserve center Cwenton Williams had 10 points.
came off the bench to score in double figures, making four field goals and 2-of-3 foul shots.
The Ram defense did their job and held every Clinton player out of double figures. They were led by Overton with nine points.
Shelbyville 54, Clinton 30
Ram stats: Bence 15 (7 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Standerfer 11 (1-2, 3-2 p FGs), C. Williams 10 (4 FGs, 2/3 FTs), Tyler Hendryx 8 (4 FGs), Spencer Shadwell 5 (1-2, 1-3 pt FGs), Brett Peifer 3 (FG), Tucker Schwengel 2 (FG), Luke McConnell (0/2 FTs). Team FGs 23. 3-Pointers: 5 (Standerfer 3, Shadwell, Peifer). Team FTs 3-of-7.
Clinton stats: Overton 9 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 2/2 FTs), Reeves 4 (2 FGs, 0/1 FTs), Haas 4 (2 FGs, 0/2 FTs), Workman 3 (FG, 1/2 FTs), Conn 3 (FG), Ward 3 (FG, FT), Kemp 3 (FG, 1/3 FTs), Smith 1 (1/2 FTs), Osgood (0/2 FTs). Team FGs 11. 3-Pointers: 2 (Overton, Conn). Team FTs 6-of-14.
The Lady Rams didn’t fare as well, getting doubled up by the Lady Maroons, 49-23.
Clinton blew by the Shelby with a 20-4 run in the first period and the Rams were in a pit again too big to climb out of. The 2nd period was more competitive, but Clinton extended their lead to 19 points by the break, 32-13.
The rest of the game academic (a field trip to Indianapolis), with Clinton out-scoring Shelby 17-10 in the 2nd half.
Lindsay Burton (Stew-Stras) led the Rams again with 11 points, making more than half of the field goals. Olivia Williamson (Windsor) hit the only Ram trey and had four points.
Shelby shot ten free throws, but made just four. Grace Schuler (Stew-Stras) was 2-of-4. Burton made her only foul shot and Williamson was 1-of-2. Morgan Powers, Quincy Beyers and Madison Boone all got on the board in Indy with solo buckets.
Clinton had three players in double figures. Scott (2 treys) and Toohill (1 trey) scored a dozen points, each, and Hickman scored ten points.
Shelbyville is in the midst of a long road trip. They last played in Shelbyville on November 29. They went to the Bement Tourney, then to Meridian, then to Indy. After Maroa, the Lady Rams go to Argenta on Thursday. They return home December 20 to play after a 22-day, home-game absence to host Neoga, before going to the Okaw Valley Holiday Tourney.
Clinton 49, Shelbyville 23
Ram stats: Burton 11 (5 FGs, 1/1 FTs), Williamson 4 (1-3 pt FG, 1/2 FTs), Grace Schuler 2 (2/4 FTs), Morgan Powers 2 (FG, 0/1 FTs), Quincy Beyers 2 (FG) Madison Boone 2 (FG, 0/2 FTs). Team FGs 9 (1-3). Team FTs 4-of-10.
Clint stats: Scott 12 (2-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 2/2 FTs), Bieber 12 (5 FGs, 2/4 FTs), Hickman 10 (5 FGs, 0/1 FTs), Ennis 4 (FG, 2/2 FTs), Tool 4 (2 FGs), Toohill 4 (1-3 pt FG, 1/2 FTs), Ginger 3 (FG). Team FGs 19. 3-Pointers: 4 (Scott 2, Toohill, Ginger). Team FTs 7-of-10.