Lady Tigers Mash Milan 52-17 in Tourney Opener

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December 6, 2007

Lady Tigers Mash Milan 52-17 in Tourney Opener

They are just two games into the 2007 schedule but it already has been a season of extremes for the Scotland County girls varsity basketball team.

After a disappointing debut, the Lady Tigers rebound in the second game of the season to demolish Milan in the first round of the Novinger Tournament.

Warsaw rudely welcomed SCR-I in its season opener, a 40-point loss in Memphis on November 19th.

The Lady Tigers were on the other end of the roller coaster ride Monday night in Novinger, mashing Milan 52-17 to improve to 1-1 on the year and advance to the tourney semifinals.

After a slow start, Scotland County put the finishing touches on the Wildcats 27-4 in the second half.

Milan trailed just 8-6 in the first quarter as the Lady Tigers struggled to put the ball in the basket.

Despite a rough shooting night (just 34% from the field) SCR-I took advantage of its inside game to put the game out of reach in the second period.

Kaitlin Caldwell and Valerie Oldham combined for 28 points and 18 rebounds as they controlled the interior.

Oldham scored six first quarter points as Milan continued to hang around.

But with the score 11-8, SCR-I embarked on an 11-0 run fueled by four points each from Caldwell and Melissa Cotton. Cheyenne Ward drilled a three pointer at the buzzer to put the Lady Tigers on top 25-13 at the intermission.

The third period was all SCR-I as the Lady Tigers outscored Milan 21-2.

Caldwell finished with 15 points to lead all scorers. Oldham added 13 points while Cotton and Kirsten Johnston each finished with eight points.

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