The Tigers were clicking on all cylinders early as they mounted a massive 29-point first quarter offensively. That accounted for nearly half of Shelby’s points as they combined for 30 over the game’s next three quarters.
Defensively, Shelby, which had lost eight straight, never allowed Hesperia to find their footing. The Panthers highest output was six points in the fourth quarter.
Kendall Zaverl was Shelby’s top scorer, posting 21 points and adding seven rebounds and four steals. Molli Schultz added 12 points, three steals and two assists while Lydia Soelberg had nine points and five rebounds.
Shelby (5-9, 3-6 WMC Rivers) now sit in fourth in the WMC Rivers standings with a chance to move up this week. The Tigers will host third place Holton (4-4 WMC Rivers) on Friday.
Hesperia (3-13, 0-9 WMC Rivers) moved its losing streak to six and will look to get their first conference win against Ravenna on Friday.