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February 26, 2009

Balanced Scoring Attack Helps Tigers Best Brookfield 67-55

It was business as usual for Scotland County early as the post game was pivotal in the Tigers taking a first quarter lead over Brookfield. But the SCR-I evolving perimeter attack proved to be the difference maker down the stretch as SCR-I picked up its first Tri-Rivers Conference victory by besting the Bulldogs 67-55 on February 17th in Memphis.

Mainstays Jacob Howard and Kyle Shelley shouldered the scoring load in the opening frame. Scotland County’s post tandem combined for 14 of the Tigers 16 first period points to help the home team take a 16-13 advantage.

But the duo was held to just four points in the second period. Kasey Dial helped pick up the slack. He drilled a pair of three pointers as Scotland County clung to a 32-30 lead at the intermission.

SCR-I continued to hit from long range in the third quarter. Dakota Wells connected twice from behind the arc and freshman Drew Miller aslo knocked down a triple as the Tigers extended the lead to 47-42.

Coach Lance Campbell stuck with the young lineup down the stretch. Wells, Miller and Dial rewarded the move with 11 points in the final eight minutes. Shelley and Howard did the rest. The duo had nine points in the fourth period as the Tigers held on for the 67-55 win.

Howard led Scotland County (6-17, 1-5 TRC) with 20 points. Shelley and Dial each finished with 12 points and Wells had 11 points. Ryan Falconer led Brookfield (4-17) with 16 points and Blake Williams had 14 points.

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