Spring Lake had no answer for Shelby's dominating low post tandem of Sydney Czurak and Tristen Moore as the unbeaten Tigers scored a 51-42 win over the winless Lakers on Tuesday.
Czurak, a 6-foot-2 center, poured in a game-high 19 points and the 6-1 Moore added 12 for Shelby, which is now 4-0 on the season.
The Lakers, meanwhile, didn't have a single player score in double figures. The closest was sophomore Kelsee Zuidema, who scored nine points and pulled down eight rebounds.
“Czurak’s had double digits scoring in all her games this year, and Moore’s right there with her,” said Lakers’ coach Rich Hyde. “Dzurak’s going to Wayne State for volleyball and basketball, and she’s got about 4 inches on us with her long arms. I thought we did a very good job on her despite the score.”
Sierra Gipson added eight for the Lakers, who are off to an 0-4 start. Jewel Wiersma had five rebounds, while Molly Miedema swiped four steals.
Shelby raced out to a quick 8-0 lead, and never let the Lakers get closer that four the rest of the way.
Hyde credited guards Miedema and Tori Tober with playing well defensively on the perimeter. They held a solid 3-point shooting Shelby team to zero triples on the night.
Junior Varsity: Spring Lake scored a 39-15 win over Shelby, improving to 3-1 on the season. The Lakers had 27 steals in the game, led by Randi Rice, who had 12 steals to go along with seven points. Amber Taylor added six points and five rebounds, while Saebryn Peel contributed six points.