By CHUCK RIDENOUR
Daily Globe Sports Editor
For the second straight night, all nine players who dressed reached the scoring column. For the second consecutive night the Lady Whippets were on the good end of a blowout.
Fueled by the 22-point outburst of junior Kennadie Goth and the 18-point barrage of junior Jackie Garrett, Shelby improved to 2-0 on the young girls basketball campaign with a 71-39 shelling of Ashland Saturday evening.
“We again had well-rounded scoring,” noted SHS coach Natalie Lantz.
The Whippets, who also received eight markers from CeCe King and seven apiece from Maddi Fidler and Bailey Walter, trailed out of the starting gate 3-0 on a foul shot by Mady McQuate and a hoop by Katie Kennedy.
SHS roared back with eight unanswered points, including six of them from Goth. Fidler’s layin at the 6:07 mark put the red and gray ahead for good at 4-3.
The slow start didn’t rest well with Lantz, who used a timeout just 31 seconds into the contest.
“We started out playing sluggish, but we pulled together and played hard,” said Lantz.
Shelby led 20-13 at the conclusion of the first eight minutes and 10 of those points were courtesy of Goth.
The Whippets extended their lead to 36-25 by halftime.
SHS blew the game open at the start of the third period with a 10-0 tear for a 46-25 advantage. An 8-0 run, capped by Raven Hill’s steal and layup, made it 54-26 with 3:15 to go in quarter No. 3.
Shelby tallied 16 of the first 17 points of the final frame and pushed their lead to 40 (71-31) on Emily Gove’s foul-line jumper with 2:31 left.
Goth’s effort was also highlighted by eight steals, seven rebounds and four assists. Garrett led the red and gray with six assists. Fidler also had seven boards as the home team won the rebound battle 30-22.
“I was very pleased with the effort and the girls never backed down. Our guards did a nice job of attacking the basket,” remarked Lantz.
The Arrows, who slip to 0-2 on the season, received nine points apiece from Kylie Radebaugh and Kennedy. AHS was outpointed 35-14 over the final two quarters.
Shelby receives its first test of the season Tuesday night when Mansfield Senior invades the SHS gymnasium for a non-conference affair. The Tygers are 1-0 with Friday’s 57-35 win over Bucyrus.The Whippets begin Northern Ohio League activity Saturday with an evening contest at archrival Willard.