Lady Birds show depth, tenacity in second half to knock out Indians and reach state quarterfinals

South Shelby's Callie McWilliams, right, looks to attack Elsberry's defense during Monday night's Class 3 sectional game in Shelbina, Mo. | Photo courtesy Mark Requet, Shelby County Herald

SHELBINA, Mo. — Belle Roush didn’t come out of the locker room at the start of the second half Monday night. Her teammates didn’t let it faze them. The South Shelby girls basketball team’s all-conference junior forward scored 12 points in the first half to stake the Lady Birds to a 27-21 lead over Elsberry…

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Suns rise to occasion in second half as Fry’s treys provide needed boost in Quincy Shootout victory

Southeastern's Danny Stephens, right, gets inside rebounding position against Elsberry's Kyle Turnbull during Saturday's game in the Quincy Shootout at Blue Devil Gym.

QUINCY — Caleb Johnson listened to what others were saying. The Elsberry boys basketball coach wasn’t going to allow Southeastern all-stater Danny Stephens to alone beat the Indians. “I talked to coaches around the area and they said if you can contain him and make others beat you then you have a chance,” Johnson said. …

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