October 10, 2013
Lady Tigers Earn #2 Seed in Class 1 District 9 Tourney
After falling a run short of a state playoff berth in 2012, Scotland County again likely will have to go through Knox County to keep the season alive.
First the Lady Tigers will have to handle their work to try and setup a rematch of last year's finals that saw Knox County prevail 4-3 before going on to reach the Class 1 Final Four.
SCR-I will have home field advantage this year, as Memphis will be hosting the district tourney.
Play will open Wednesday night with a pair of first round games. The #4 seed Brashear will take on #5 seed Marion County at 5 p.m. The winner will advance to play top seed Knox County. In the other opening round game, #3 Canton will do battle with #6 seed North Shelby at 7 p.m. The winner will play the second seeded Lady Tigers.
Earlier this year, SCR-I defeated Canton 7-4 in the semi-finals of the Knox County Tournament. The rematch scheduled for October 3rd, that was to be the SCR-I senior night, was rained out. SCR-I defeated North Shelby 18-3 last week.
The district semifinals will be played Thursday, October 10th. The Knox County game will open at 5 p.m. with the Scotland County game to follow at 7 p.m.
The district championship will be played at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 12th.
Two of SCR-I's three loses this year have been at the hands of Knox County. The Lady Eagles rallied for a 2-1 win over Scotland County in the Knox County Tournament title game. The Lady Eagles then put a strangle hold on the conference standings with a 4-1 win over SCR-I in Edina on September 17th in the Tri-Rivers Conference game.
The winner of the District 9 tournament will host a state playoff game on Wednesday, October 16th versus the District 10 champion. Bevier (13-4) is the top seeded team in District 10, which also features Atlanta, Green City, La Plata, Novinger, Bucklin and Linn County.
SCR-I has defeated Bevier, La Plata, Novinger and Linn County during the regular season.