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December 27, 2012

Lady Tigers End Skid With 52-45 Win Over Schuyler County

Megan Creek poured in 15 points as she helped SCR-I when its two-game losing streak on Tuesday night by beating Schuyler County.

After suffering its first two losses of the season last week, Scotland County will head into Christmas break on a high note after stopping Schuyler County 52-45 on Tuesday night in Memphis.

The Lady Tigers hit a bump in the road with defeats at the hands of Knox County and Van Buren, but were able to right the ship in the final game on 2012.

Megan Creek helped SCR-I jump out to the early lead. The senior had six points in the first period. Katie Howard hit a three-pointer during the stretch that put SCR-I of top 15-9.

The home team looked poised to blow the game open following a big second quarter. Creek connected from behind the arc and Hailey Dial was a perfect 4-4 at the free throw line. But it was SCR-I's defense that was the difference, holding the Rams to just one field goal to push the margin to 28-13.

The visitors found their offense in the third period. Schuyler County ramped up the scoring, pouring in 20 points.

SCR-I got a pair of three-pointers from Randi Slaughter and Creek added four points, but Schuyler County trimmed the deficit to 42-33.

Katie Howard gets hacked as she tries to put up a shot in the paint during Tuesday night's win.

Bethany Rader had a pair of field goals and Slaughter was a perfect 6-6 at the free throw line down the stretch as Scotland County held on for the 52-45 win.

Creek finished with 15 points to lead Scotland County (8-2). Slaughter added 14 points and Dial finished with eight. SCR-I improved to 4-1 in the Tri-Rivers Conference.

Schuyler County was led in scoring by Caley Sessions with 15 points and Whitney McElhinney with 11 points.

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