After gaining a slight 13-9 edge at the end of the first quarter, the Tigers limited the Panthers to just two points in the second and led 28-11 at the half.
“It was a good night for us to work on some of our other defenses,” said Shelby coach Sarah Wolting. “We still have a lot of work to do over this break, with learning plays and defenses, but the girls are eager to learn and get better.”
Shelby was led by Biloxi Lee, Aubrey Klotz and Molly Schultz. Each finished with 12 points apiece. Kendall Zaveri added 11 points. Lee also had nine rebounds.
Klotz dished out four assists and Schultz picked up four steals. Claire Gowell ripped down 10 rebounds and Zaveri claimed three steals.
Shelby (4-2, 3-1) is off now until Thursday when it travels to Manistee for a conference crossover contest.
Hesperia (1-6. 0-3) is scheduled to play Thursday, Jan. 5 at Ravenna in a conference game.