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December 12, 2013

Bevier Bounces Tigers From Tourney Title Contention

Zach Doubet had 13 points to lead the Tigers ins coring Wednesday night vs. Bevier.

Bailey Johnston scored in the paint to give Scotland County a 2-0 on Wednesday night at the Novinger Tourney. That was the lone lead for the Tigers in the semifinals contest versus Bevier as the Wildcats upset SCR-I 73-53.

Scotland County, the tourney's #1 seed, struggled through a horrible night of shooting from the perimeter and committed 27 turnovers, doubling the frustration of a night where nothing seemed to go right for the Tigers.

Bevier answered Johnston's bucket with an 8-0 run before Lucas Howard made it 8-4 with a hoop on an offensive rebound.

But the Wildcats scored nine unanswered points to stun SCR-I with a 17-4 bulge.

Howard converted a three-point play and Cordie Kigar added a field goal, but Bevier still led 25-9 at the end of the first quarter.

Coach Lance Campbell turned to the bench as Jade Holt and Zach Doubet scored on offensive rebounds to open the second period. But Bevier once again answered the rally and pushed the margin back to 32-13.

Howard sandwiched a pair of free throws by Brice Cowell with field goals on the offensive glass to give SCR-I a bit of momentum. However the Wildcats responded with a 5-0 run, including a three-pointer at the buzzer to lead 43-20 at the half.

SCR-I nearly matched its offensive production of the first half all in the third period, scoring 18 points. Unfortunately Bevier continued its hot shooting, matching the production and leaving SCR-I trailing by 20 heading into the game's final eight minutes.

Jacob Blessing and Zach Doubet each had a pair of field goals and Kigar closed out the period with the Tigers first and only made three pointer of the game. SCR-I shot 1-20 from behind the arc on the night.

Zach Doubet continued a solid night's work on the offensive glass, converting a trio of rebounds for baskets, including a three-point play. But it wasn't enough as Bevier rolled to the 73-53 win.

Scotland County fell to 1-2 on the season with the loss. Zach Doubet led the Tigers in scoring with 13 points. Lucas Howard finished with 12 points and Jacob Hull had six points.

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