The Ryle Raiders raced out to a 16-2 lead and never looked back, topping the visiting Rockets, 69-56, Saturday.
The slow start put Shelby County (7-13) in a hole the team just couldn't climb out of against the Raiders (12-6).
"The first four minutes really hurt us," SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. "I thought we played hard for about 28 minutes, but we just got to far behind."
The Rockets were able to trim the lead to six points early in the fourth quarter, but Ryle would not be denied.