Rockets quickly upend Spencer County, 87-49

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By Laura Clark

The Rockets secured the top seed in the upcoming district tournament by defeating Spencer County 87-49 at home Thursday.

Shelby jumped out to a 23-10 lead after the first quarter with a balance attack on the Bears' 2-3 zone defense. Boomer Beckley scored 13 points in the first half, including a 3-pointer banked in from half court at the buzzer to give Shelby a 49-25 lead going into halftime.

Big man Eric Standafer had a career-high scoring night with 23 points. He was a threat from 3-point range as well as gliding to the bucket along the baseline. Rocket Donovan Johnson put up a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Shelby improves to 18-5 on the season.