The Tigers got off to a good start, finishing the first quarter with a 10-4 lead. But the Bulldogs rebounded for a 5-2 advantage in the second and trailed the Tigers 12-9 at the half.
Shelby dominated the second half, outscoring the Bulldogs, 21-14. The Tigers earned a 10-5 advantage in the third period to extend their lead to 31-19 entering the fourth quarter and then closed the game out with an 11-9 edge.
“I was happy with how we buckled down in our man-to-man defense and stayed intense throughout the whole game,” Shelby coach Sarah Wolting said.
Molli Schultz led the Tigers with 12 points, while Aubrey Klotz contributed eight points and six rebounds. Kendall Zaveri also had eight points with three steals.
Shelby (2-2, 1-1) will host North Muskegon next Tuesday in another conference matchup.
Ravenna (2-1, 1-1) hosts Hart on Tuesday in another conference contest.