The Shelby girls basketball team narrowly escaped a scoreless fourth quarter on Thursday with a 39-36 win over Oakridge.

A lot of mistakes were made by the Tigers but they relied on defense, holding Oakridge to just three four-quarter points.

“Tough game tonight,” said Shelby Coach Sarah Wolton. “We played sloppy and have to take better care of the ball, and we looked tired at times but it was huge for us to come out with the win.”

Both teams kept it close with the Tigers staying one step ahead as Shelby led 39-33 heading into the fourth.

Shelby’s Kendall Zoulek posted a double-double with 19 points and 17 rebounds and also had three assists and three steals. Molli Schultz chipped in 10 points and made three steals and Lauren Brown made four blocks.

Anna Lundquist had a double-double to lead Oakridge with 12 points and 12 rebounds while also making five steals and two blocks.

Jasmine Pastor added eight points, six steals, five rebounds and an assist and Lily Blackburn contributed seven points, seven steals, two rebounds and two assists for the Eagles.

Shelby improves to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the WMC, and will host the Hart Pirates on Tuesday.

Oakridge will take a trip to battle Mason County Central on Tuesday.