NS vs. Bucklin
Tuesday, February 11
North Shelby traveled to Bucklin on Tuesday, February 11. The Lady Raiders won 53-22.
“We jumped out to a really good start in the first half and did a lot of good things out of our press and executed on offense,” said NS head coach Landon Daniel.
NS made things look easy tallying 28 points in the first quarter. At the half the Lady Raiders had a 46-13 advantage.
Daniel said, “We didn’t execute as well in the second half on either end of the floor but proud of the girls for working hard and getting some good work on situations that we don’t always get to work on in practice.”
In the second half, North Shelby put seven points on the board.
Caroline Linberger led NS with 13 points. Lilly Cook and Ceairra Kirby each tallied 10.
NS vs. Knox County
Friday, February 14
The Lady Raiders took on Knox County on Friday, February 14. NS lost 38-30.
Knox County led 14-12 with less than a minute left in the first quarter until Lalaine Treasure scored a 3-pointer giving NS a 15-14 lead.
“We started out well, but after that it went downhill fast,” said Daniel.
Linberger scored 10 of her 12 points in the first quarter.
The Lady Raiders only scored five points in the second quarter which allowed KC to gain a 24-20 lead.
“We just couldn’t score offensively, but we got some good looks but just didn’t finish.
“I thought we were out-physicalled big time in the paint. To only score 30 points that’s a pretty rough offensive night,” said Daniel.
The third quarter was slow for both teams as the Lady Eagles only scored eight points and North Shelby tallied six.
In the final quarter, things weren’t much different as neither team couldn’t get anything to fall through the net.
NS vs. Canton
Saturday, February 15
North Shelby played Canton on Saturday, February 15. The Lady Raiders lost 56-55.
Linberger led with 15 points. Lilly Cook tallied 12 and Presley Stoneburner 10.
The Lady Raiders tallied 13 points in the first period. Canton led 18-13.
The Lady Tigers led 36-34 at halftime.
North Shelby struggled offensively in the third quarter with a mere six points.
However, the Lady Raiders came back to life in final period outscoring Canton 18-5.
Daniel said, “This was a battle of two teams that could possibly meet again during districts and we knew going in that it was going to be a tough game with their size compared to ours.”