By Marlana Smith
North Shelby (No. 2 seed) played Novinger (No. 7) in the first-round of the Class I District 11 Tournament at La Plata on Monday, February 24.
The Lady Raiders won 71-30.
Ceairra Kirby, Natalie Thrasher and Linberger each tallied 14 points. Ava Williams scored 11.
Novinger was the first to score, but Linberger fired in a 3-pointer. At the end of the first period the Lady Raiders led 12-6.
The second quarter was all NS. Williams scored eight of her 11 points in the second quarter. As a team, North Shelby scored 24 points extending its lead to 36-16.
The Lady Raiders tallied 35 points in the second half.
NS will take on Marion County (No. 6) on Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.
“We had foul trouble all night. The bench did a lot tonight. They all stepped up and did some big things. I am pretty proud of the girls,” said North Shelby head coach Landon Daniel.