February 14, 2002
Junior Varsity Boys Pick Up Four Victories In One Week
The week of February 4 was fairly successful for the Scotland County boys junior varsity basketball team. That is if you consider four wins in five days successful.
The Tigers sandwiched a regular season contest against North Shelby between three games at the Knox County Tournament.
The week was kicked off with a 47-36 victory over South Shelby. Clint Cottrell scored 24 points on the night to lead the Tigers to the victory. Cody Holt pitched in with five points.
Cottrell duplicated his performance on night two for the tourney as his 24 points helped pace SCR-I to the 56-37 demolition of the top seeded Macon squad. Toren Skinner came off the bench for the Tigers with a huge performance, scoring 15 points to give the team a big boost. Nick Oldham added nine points for the cause and Holt finished with six.
The team took a break from the tournament circuit on February 7 to take on North Shelby. The team was without the services of Cottrell. The sophomore is limited by playing time since his promotion to the varsity squad mid-way through the season.
Fellow sophomores Danny Roach and Oldham picked up the slack, combining for 22 points to help the Tigers defeat North Shelby 39-36. The team broke a 26-26 tie in the fourth period for the win. Oldham had five of his game-high 15 in the key period. Cody Holt finished with nine points and both Andy Graham and Greg Neagle chimed in with four points.
The Tigers returned to Edina to face off with the host team in the tourney title game Saturday, February 9. SCR-I bested the Eagles 40-36 in a defensive struggle that went to overtime. SCR-I blanked Knox County in the extended period to bring home the championship.
Cottrell paced the offense with 14 points while Roach added 12. Holt contributed seven points and Oldham finished with six.