November 29, 2001

Second Straight Game Slips Away From Lady Tigers In Second Half

For the second straight night the third quarter proved to be the downfall for the Scotland County Lady Tigers at the Davis County Invitational. The host team Davis County Lady Mustangs held SCR-I to just two points in the third period to build a 10 point advantage.

That margin swelled to as many as 20 points midway through the fourth period as Scotland County was unable to buy a basket. Davis County cruised on to the 50-31 win to drop SCR-I to 0-2 on the young season.

The Lady Tigers came out of the gates strong against the much taller Mustangs squad. Meagan Fromm scored the opening bucket inside. Jessie Cotton followed that up with a three pointer. SCR-I then scored by breaking the Davis County full court press. Sara Norton put in the lay-up to put the Tigers ahead 7-4.

SCR-I quickly cooled off on offense and went the final four plus minutes of the first period without a score. The defense remained tough and held Davis County to just seven points in the period to keep the score tied at the end of the period.

Cotton and Fromm hit back-to-back jumpers to start the second period to keep the score tied at 11.

The Davis County half-court trap began to give SCR-I troubles and the turnovers allowed the Lady Mustangs to pull ahead by as much as 10 points.

A three-point play from Fromm cut into that lead. Amy Blomme then scored on an offensive rebound before she hit a baseline jumper with just three clicks on the clock to send the Lady Tigers to the locker room trailing by just six at 24-18.

After the slow third quarter that saw SCR-I trailing by eight, things fell apart in the fourth period. Fromm hit a free throw to start the final period before Davis County went on a 9-0 run that put the team up 41-23 with 3:48 left to play.

Fromm scored seven points down the stretch to finish with a team-high 17 points on the night but it was not enough as Davis County held on for the easy win.

Cotton finished with six points while Norton and Blomme each had four points.



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