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February 3, 2011

Halftime Adjustments Allow Tigers to Blow Past Milan 65-46

Halftime is supposed to allow coaching staffs to adjust their game plans before finishing up the game. Apparently Scotland County's crew made some pretty impressive adjustments during the intermission of Friday night's game at Milan.

The Wildcats scored 21 points in the second period to pull within one point of the Tigers, 30-29 at halftime.

A few defensive adjustments in the locker room sure paid dividends for SCR-I, as the Tigers held Milan to just one point in the third period.

That allowed Scotland County to build a 46-30 lead and coast on to the 65-46 Tri-Rivers Conference victory.

SCR-I pulled ahead 15-8 in the first period behind solid guard play. Kasey Dial scored five points and Dakota Wells and Cordie Kigar came off the bench to hit three pointers to put the Tigers on top.

Milan came marching back with the big second quarter effort despite the fact SCR-I continued to hit from behind the arc. Wells knocked down a couple three pointers and Kigar and Dial also connected from long range.

The one-point lead turned into a 15-point cushion in the third quarter. Dial and Harley Stone combined to score eight points during the run.

Milan found its offense in the fourth period, but the Tigers never let up. Dial and Sabe Sears accounted for 10 of Scotland County's 19 points in the final period as SCR-I rolled to the 19 point win.

Scotland County made it back to the .500 level at 8-8, and also even their TRC record at 3-3. Dial led the way with 17 points and Wells finished with 15 points.

Milan was led in scoring by Cooper Backus with 14 points.


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