In a battle that paired county rivals for the third time this season Hart escaped with an overtime victory.
Shelby came out with an excellent game plan and put early stress on the Pirates pressure man to man defense. The Pirates answered with a pair of threes by Jayd Hovey and ended the quarter up 13-12. The Pirates extended the lead after Aspen Boutell made four free throws in second but Shelby fought back and close the gap to 23-22 at the half.
Shelby came out strong in the second half and took an early lead and held the Pirates to only 6 points in the third and led 31-29. In the forth both teams exchanged baskets, but with Shelby up 40-38 senior Nicole Rockwell sunk two free throws to force overtime.
In overtime Jayd Hovey made the only basket of the period to put Hart up 42-40. Shelby spilt a pair of FT and Hart was able to run out the clock and hold on for the victory.
Rockwell led all scores 15 point Hovey added 12.
Rylee Noggle made several hustle player and finished with double digit rebounds.
Several other girls provided key defense and quality minutes, including Munoz, Boutell, Marvin, Copenhaver, and Gonzalez. Shout out to the other girls on the bench who brought energy and passion all night.