Shelbyville Central Defeats Christ Church for 5th Place

Shelbyville (TN) Central scored a 49-42 victory over Christ Church (SC) to capture 5th place in the 2014 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational at the Myrtle Beach (SC) Convention Center.

Shelbyville Central (9-5) trailed for just over one minute in the contest but had to come from behind in the final two minutes for the vicory.  Trailing by as many as nine points in the second half, Christ Church (7-2; Greenville, SC) chipped away and eventually took the lead at 42-41 on a 3-pointer by Shayla Bennett with 1:43 to play.  Romny Felts regained the lead for Shelbyville Central with a pair of free throws with 1:11 on the clock.  Those free throws proved to be the start of a 8-0 run for the Eaglettes to seal the win.  Christ Church misfired on their last four shouts from the field and committed a pair of turnovers in the final minute of action.

To’Nesha Allison posted 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Shelbyville Central.  Christ Church was led by Sahyla Bennett’s 27 points.