Local Sports Journal

Shelby fought off an unpset bid from Holton to earn a 41-39 Class C district semifinal win on Wednesday night.

Shelby advances to play Hart in Friday’s 6 p.m. championship game at Montague High School.

The Tigers trailed 22-20 at halftime, but held the Red Devils scoreless in the third quarter and led 29-22 after three quarters.

Holton closed the gap with a 17-12 scoring advantage in the final quarter.

Sydney Czurak and Tristen Moore both scored 10 points each to lead the Tigers.

Payton Bearup scored 13 points to lead the Red Devils and Rachel Younts added 10.