Tullahoma basketball swept Shelbyville Tuesday night at home in the first hardwood meeting of the season between the highway 41-A rivals.
In the opening contest the Lady Cats jumped out to an early 16-3 lead in the first quarter and held the Eagelettes to single digit point through the first three quarters in route to a 41-25 win, Mclayne Bobo led the way for Tullahoma with 23 points. Paige Blackburn paced Shelbyville with 11 points. Bobo’s big night earned her On Target News Player of the Game Honors.
In the nightcap the Wildcats held the Golden Eagles scoreless through the first quarter while building a 12-0 lead. Up 11 at the break Xavier Ferrell scored 8 of his game high 17 points in the opening two minutes of the third to power a 20-4 offensive surge from Tullahoma which lead to a 60-30 win for the Cats. Ferrell’s big second half earned him the On Target News Player of the Game Award. Kyler Trice led Shelbyville with 7 points.
Tullahoma heads up highway 55 for the first of two meetings with their arch rival Coffee County Friday Night. You can hear that double header on The Rooster 101.5 with coverage presented by Dr. James Van Winkle starting at 5:50. The next broadcast on 93.9 The Duck presented by Tennessee Homes is set for December 8th when Tullahoma visits Lincoln County.
Shelbyville returns home to host Giles County Thursday night at 6:00. The next broadcast on WHMT 105.1 and 95.9 driven by Newton Chevrolet GMC is December 4th at Centennial.