November 28, 2013
SCR-I Squads Go 2-1 in Pre-Season Basketball Jamboree Action
Caleb Doubet is fouled by the Knox County defender as he drives to the basket during the Canton Jamboree on Saturday.
A study in contrast produced very similar results on Saturday night in Canton as the Scotland County basketball teams took part in a pre-season basketball jamboree prior to kicking off the hoops season this week.
The boys squad returns all five starters from last season and looked the part in the opener, easily handling conference rival Knox County.
Senior Lucas Howard, who had previously been expected to miss the first half of the season recovering from a knee surgery, was medically cleared to participate and quickly made his presence felt with a two-handed jam on an inbounds play.
Point guard Jacob Blessing, who is nursing a muscle pull, played sparingly in the first contest before sitting out the final two games.
He was missed in the second contest of the night, as the Tigers struggled with turnovers. The sloppy play could be ill afforded against possibly one of the best Class 1 teams in the state in Canton. The three-point shooting of sophomore Caleb Doubet helped SCR-I get back into the game but Canton prevailed.
Brashear was no match for the Tigers in the final contest as the Tigers overcame a slow start to blow out their final opponent.
Chelsea Wood puts up the shot over the Knox County defenders in the Lady Tigers opener at Canton on Saturday.
The Lady Tigers came into the jamboree action a total opposite of the boys program, returning just one starter and a rotation that at times had four freshmen on the court.
Despite the youth movement, SCR-I stayed with a veteran Knox County squad in the opener, losing 12-10.
The Lady Tigers rallied to defeat Canton 17-16 in the second game behind the post scoring of freshman Chelsea Wood.
Scotland County wrapped up the jamboree with a 25-10 win over Brashear.
The contests featured two six-minute quarters per game, with the four participants playing a round-robin format against all three other teams.