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February 14, 2013

SCR-I Offense Overpowers Novinger 58-30

Megan Creek had a big first quarter as Scotland County jumped all over Novinger en route to a 58-30 victory. The senior had nine of SCR-I's 23 first-quarter points.

Points have been hard to come by for the Lady Tigers at points this season, but that definitely was not the case on Monday night in Memphis. Scotland County poured in 23-first quarter points en route to a 58-30 win over Novinger.

SCR-I blew the game open early with a combination of transition offense and sharp shooting from the perimeter. Megan Creek picked up a pair of field goals off turnovers to get the game started for Scotland County. Bethany Rader and Jessica Morrow added scores in the transition game before Randi Slaughter canned a three-pointer that made the score 11-1 midway through the first period.

Katie Howard and Creek each hit from behind the arc to continue the offensive outburst that put SCR-I ahead 23-5.

Slaughter continued to stay hot from three-point land, dropping in two more shots from down town in the second period. Howard had back-to-back scores in the paint to push the lead to 33-9 with 2:49 left in the first half. SCR-I turned to the interior game to close out the half. Shaye Wright scored on an offensive rebound as did Morrow. Rader closed out the half with a pair of field goals to push the lead to 41-13.

The Lady Tigers continued to knock down shots in the third period. Howard, Slaughter and Chelsea Burkhiser all connected on three-pointers as the home team outscored Novinger 15-9 to extend the margin to 56-22 and insure a running clock in the final eight minutes.

Scotland County used a balanced scoring attack to improve to 17-5 in the final week of the regular season. Howard led the way with 14 points. Slaughter and Rader each finished with 12 points and Creek added 11 points.

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