RAVENNA — Kendall Zoulek and Lauren Brown combined to score 35 points and the Shelby girls basketball team shot 45 percent from the floor in dispatching Ravenna, 47-14 on the road Thursday night in a West Michigan Conference game.
The Bulldogs struggled to solve the Tigers’ stout defense, and could not get their offense to mesh the entire game. Ravenna did not score in double figures in any quarter, and were shut out in the third.
Shelby got out of the gate with a 13-4 run in the first quarter and just kept rolling. The Tigers outscored the Bulldogs, 11-8 in the second period and went into the half with a 24-12 lead.
Ravenna failed to score against the Tigers in the third period, and was outscored 12-0 as Shelby rumbled into the fourth quarter with a 36-12 advantage. The Tigers had a 11-2 advantage in the final eight minutes.
Zoulek was the leading scorer for the game with 15 points for the Tigers. She also cleaned on the glass with 11 rebounds, dished out two assists and had two steals.
Brown scored 10 points and was the second leading rebounder with nine boards, and also had two assists and two steals. Ella Olmstead and Megan Sly each chipped in five points. Olmstead also had six rebounds.
The Tigers were 18 of 40 from the floor, including 2 of 10 from 3-point land, and they shot 9 of 17 at the free throw line for 52 percent.
Leading the Bulldogs in scoring were Madeline Kilbourne and Claira Schullo with three points apiece.
Shelby improved its record to 7-4 overall and 4-2 in the conference with its third straight win. Next on the schedule for the Tigers is another conference game Tuesday, Jan. 25 at North Muskegon.
Ravenna dropped to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in the conference. The Bulldogs are next scheduled to see action in the conference on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at home against Whitehall.