Shiners News · Varsity Boys get 1st win of the season vs South Decatur 64-42

After a sluggish performance in week 2 of the season the Shiners started fast and never looked back against South Decatur Saturday night.  Hot shooting by Seniors Wesley Rider and Nick Koons, who both scored 13 points in the 1st half got the Shiners out to an 18-5 lead at the end of the 1st quarter and a 34-12 lead at halftime.  Although the Cougars played the Shiners even in the 2nd half the fast start was too much for them to overcome and the Shiners were able to work in some of their more youthful players for the last 3 minutes of the game.  The Cougars were led by Lane Lauderbaugh with 17 points, 14 of which came in the 2nd half.  The Shiners were once again led by Senior Nick Koons with 23 points going 6 for 6 from the free throw line.  Seniors Wesley Rider and Noah Pflum each had 13 for the Shiners in the winning effort.  Rider hit 3 three point field goals in the 1st half to ignite the Shiners.  The Shiners will be in action on Friday night December 7 when they host neighboring antagonist and conference archenemy Switzerland County.  JV starts at 6pm. The Lady Shiners will be hosting their annual Walking Taco/Bake Sale event, so come hungry!