JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Shelbyville girls basketball was bumped up to 3A, but Charleston, their unknown regional opponent, was thought to be an opportunity to get one last win. It wasn't. Charleson won, 45-32.
The Ram leading scorer Lindsay Burton got going early with five points in the 1st, then got into foul trouble and was held scoreless the rest of the way.
That meant that others had to step up. They did, but there just wasn't enough weapons against Charleston. Charleston had eight people score and Shelby just five.
Shelby competed early, but still trailed 15-10 after one. Olivia Williamson knocked down a trey to join Burton in scoring. Courtney Schultz and Madison Boone added solo free throws. However, the Rams missed 6-of-11 free throws and that hurt them.
No matter, the Rams fought back with a 9-5 run in the 2nd and trailed by just one at the break, 20-19.
After the break, the Rams couldn't get much going offensively and they fell back as Charleston had a 12-4 run. Lindsay Floyd scored and Boone made two free throws, but that was it.
Charleston got four points each from Crowder and Rennels and solo twos from Banning and Miller for the 9- point lead, 32-23.
Shelby got more in the 4th. Not enough. Floyd and Schultz hit solo treys. Floyd made 1-of-2 foul shots and Boone scored. Charleston pulled away.
The Trojans' Morgan Sherwood had a deuce, a trey and a free throw for 6 of her game-high 14 points. They had solo scores and free throws totaling 13 4th quarter points, extending the margin of victory to 13 points.
Ram senior Lindsay Floyd finished her career with a team-high nine points, including a trey, a seven rebounds. Sophomore Madison Boone had six points, but grabbed 10 boards and had three steals.Olivia Williamson scored seven, with a trey. Schultz also had a trey.
Charleston 45, Shelbyville 32
Ram stats: Lindsay Floyd 9 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 2/6 FTs), 7 rebounds, 2 assists; Olivia Williamson 7 (2 FGs, 1/2 FTs), 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Madison Boone 6 (FG, 4/10 FTs), 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 1 block; Burton 5 (FG, 3/3 FTs), 3 rebounds, 1 assist; Schultz 5 (1-3 pt FG, 2/4 FTs), 3 rebounds, 1 assist; Schuler (0/2 FT's), 1 rebound, 1 steal. Team FGs 9. 3-Pointers: 1 (Williamson, Schultz, Floyd); Ruff 1 rebound, 1 assist. Team FTs 13-of-25.
Ch'ton stats: Sherwood 14 94-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 3/4 FTs), Miller 10 (5 FGs, 0/1 FTs), Crowder 5 (FG, 3/4 FTs), Rennels 4 (FG, 2/2 FTs), Banning 4 (FG, 2/4 FTs), Terry 2 (FG, 0/1 FTs), Gossett 2 (FG). Team FGs 17. 3-Pointers: 1 (Sherwood). Team FTs 10-of-17.