(T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
The Eagles' offense was clicking on all cylinders in the first quarter, holding a 20-14 lead at the end of the opening period.
Cannon County outscored Shelbyville 18-11 in the second frame to hold a 32-31 advantage at halftime.
The winners increased the lead to 45-40 after three periods and connected on 10-of-14 free throws in the fourth quarter to secure the win.
"I liked our effort throughout the entire game, we just missed way too many layups and that really hurt us," Eagle coach Stan Eggleston said. "We played together as a team in the first quarter and that's beautiful basketball when they do that."
Sterling Smith and Tyias Allison scored 11 points apiece, each with three treys, to pace the Eagle offense.
Cory Henley netted 16 points, including 8-of-10 free throws in the fourth quarter, to lead Cannon County while Ethan Bryson added a dozen.
"We just missed entirely too many easy shots and didn't get back on defense a couple of times," Eggleston said. "It's a battle every day and we've just got to find a way to get over the hump."
Shelbyville 20 11 9 14--53
Cannon Co. 14 18 13 16--61
Shelbyville: Smith 11, Tyias Allison 11, Ray 8, Wilkerson 6, Parsons 4, Ward 4, Tavist 4, Leslie 3, Carpenter 2.
Cannon Co.: Henley 16, Bryson 12, Mitchell 9, Larson 6, Higgins 5, Tobin 4, McReynolds 4, Mellon 3, Davenport 2.
3-point goals: Shelbyville (8): Smith 3, Tyias Allison 3, Ray 1, Leslie 1; Cannon Co. (4): Henley 2, Tobin 1, Higgins 1.
Halftime: Cannon Co. 32, Shelbyville 31.