SHELBY, OH- A night after falling to Madison 61-49, Shelby proved to be a little too quick for the Wynford Royals as the Whippets came away with a 59-36 win over the Royals in their home opener to even their record at 1-1 on the season.
Shelby placed four players in double figures led by 6'4" sophomore guard Hunter Hoffman who led the way with 16 points as the Whippets ran out to a 30-15 lead at the break.
Hoffman was followed in the scorebook by senior guard Brock Kehres who dropped in 13 and both Brady Hill and Davey Hipp had 11, as the Whippets led after three 43-28, then outscored the Royals in the final period 16-12 to come away on top 59-36. Rounding out the scoring for Shelby was Uriah Gieseler with five and Nick Amstutz with two.
For Wynford, senior guard Jack Reed led all scorers with 19 points connecting on five three pointers and was the only Wynford player in double figures. Jordan Creel was next with seven, Zach Hoffman had two, Josh Crall three, with Thad Hensel, Zach Hoffman, and Kevan Hughett each getting two. The loss puts the Royals at 0-1 to start the season, they'll open the league portion of their schedule next Saturday at home against Bucyrus, while Shelby will open their final season in the NOL at Norwalk next Friday.