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December 5, 2013

Boys Bash Brashear 69-21 in Tourney Opener

The #1 seed in the Novinger Tournament played the part on Monday night as Scotland County bashed Brashear 69-21 in the opening contest of the event.

The Tigers jumped on top of the #8 seed squad with a 13-2 run in the first period and never looked back. Bailey Johnston had a pair of field goals to pace a balanced scoring attack that was without staring guard Jacob Blessing who was out with an injury.

Kyler Burkhiser helped pick up some of the slack, scoring 12 points on the night.

Lucas Howard had six points in the second period as the Tigers extended the lead to 30-11 at the intermission. Buckets by Caleb Doubet and Cordie Kigar helped SCR-I add to its cushion.

Johnston took over in the third period, scoring 11 of his game high 19 points as Scotland County totally blew the game open. The Tigers outscored Brashear 29-5 to put the game on ice with a running clock in the fourth quarter. Kigar canned a couple three-pointers during the run and Brice Cowell added a pair of field goals.

Burkhiser put in six points down the stretch and Jacob Hull and Caleb Doubet added two points as the finishing touches on the 69-21 victory.

Johnston had 19 points to lead all scorers as the Tigers even their season record at 1-1. Burkhiser had 12 points while Howard added 11 and Kigar finished with 10 to give SCR-I four players in double-digits.

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