San Antonio Alamodome, Saturday, March 10, 2018 –
On Friday the Shelbyville Dragons Varsity Basketball season ended with a 70-61 state semifinals loss to Stinnett West High School at San Antonio’s Alamodome. Shelbyville’s season ended with them posting a 32-4 record. Stinnett-West (34-2) will now face the Thorndale Bulldogs (35-3) today, Saturday March 10, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in the State Championship game, at the Alamodome.
Friday saw the Comanches jump out early and they led the Dragons 27-12 at the end of the first quarter. Shelbyville outscored Stinnett-West 15-12 in the second quarter to pull to trail 27-39 at halftime.
The Dragons cut the Comanches lead to just ten points by the end of the third stanza and they trailed 40-50 going into the final quarter of play.
The final period saw Shelbyville pull closer to the SWHS but the Comanches sank big shots, and free throws when needed. The Comanches scoring attack was led by Jalin Conyers with 28 points and Dalin Williams added 13. The Dragons were led by three players in double figures. Jordan Boykins had 25, Jacovian Buckley 18, and Cole Ferguson added 10 points.
The Dragons were coached by Head Coach David Schmitt and Kyle Tindol, Assistant. Shelbyville’s Superintendent is Ray West and Mario Osby is the school’s principal. Shelbyville was co-champion of District 22 2A with an 11-1 conference mark at the end of the regular season.