Shelby has no answers for Hovey or Hicks as Hart crushes Tigers
Jan 24, 2023
HART — Addi Hovey and Abby Hicks combined for 42 points and Hart set the tone early as the Pirates rolled over Shelby, 56-13 Tuesday in the West Michigan Conference Rivers Division for its sixth consecutive win.
Hart came away with 10 steals, and forced several turnovers in the first quarter in racing out to a 16-2 lead and never looked back.
Shelby couldn’t muster any offense in the second quarter, either, as the Pirates defense continued to fluster the Tigers. Hart rolled up a 19-3 advantage and led 37-5 at the half.
Hovey scored 22 points to lead the Pirates and also grabbed 13 rebounds, picked off eight steals, dished out five assists and had five blocks.
Hicks followed with 20 points, four assists and four steals. Mariana VanAgtmael contributed seven points, five rebounds and three assists. Aspen Boutell added five points, four assists and four steals.
The Pirates improved to 10-2 overall and 7-0 in the conference with their next game scheduled for Friday at Cornerstone University against Wyoming Potter’s House Christian in non-conference action.
Shelby fell to 6-7 overall and 4-4 in the conference. The Tigers visit Manistee Catholic Central for a non-conference game on Wednesday night.