December 27, 2001

Solid 12-4 Season For Seventh Grade Boys Capped Off By Big Win Over Clark County

It's a successful season for a basketball team if you can see a visible improvement from start to finish.

That was the case for the Scotland County seventh grade boys who started the season with a 41-36 win over Clark County and then ended the year with a very convincing 41-22 win over that very same team.

The Tigers beat their rival Indians to open the year October 29. The fourth quarter was the difference as Zach McBee scored seven points, including a three pointer, during the key run. Andy Cowell led the Tigers with 10 points, while McBee finished with nine and Marcus Shalley added eight. Gary Perrilles had seven while Bryce Blomme finished with six and Chris Holt had five in the balanced scoring attack.

Game two was the toughest of the season as SCR-I took one on the chin from Kirksville in a 68-12 loss.

The Tigers rebounded on November 8 with a 41-17 win over Knox County. Bryce Blomme had a game-high 14 points. Matt Wickert had eight points as did Grant Blomme. Mikel Shaffer got into the act with two points.

SCR-I improved to 3-1 on the year with 46-30 win over Gorin November 11. Three Tigers, Shalley, McBee and Holt, led the way with eight points while Cowell finished with seven.

Scotland County defeated Kirksville the next night 53-11 to keep things rolling for the Tigers. Holt and Grant Blomme topped all scorers with 11 points and Shalley finished with 10. Chris Chabert pitched in with two points and Colby Brown had four.

The winning streak was halted at three as Putnam County knocked off the Tigers 33-24 in the opener of the Schuyler County Tourney dropping SCR-I to 4-2.

Brown exploded for a season-high 16 points the next night to lead the Tigers over Schuyler County 41-21.

The team improved to 6-2 with a 31-26 win over North Shelby November 19. Brown continued his high scoring with 13 points and both Holt and McBee pitched in with seven.

Fox Valley was the next victim as Scotland County knocked off the Trotters 37-30 on November 20 in front of the Memphis crowd. Brown led the way with 11 while Holt finished with 10 and Wickert added eight.

Putnam County continued to have the Tigers number as the Midgets dropped SCR-I to 7-3 on the year with a 40-34 defeat. McBee had eight points to pace SCR-I and Holt added six.

The Tigers opened December with a 40-30 win over Fox Valley. Holt had a season-high 20 points to lead the way.

The team's record went to 9-3 with a 34-16 victory over Schuyler County. Holt finished with 14 points and Bryce Blomme added nine.

SCR-I ran into the Canton eighth grade squad to open the Canton Tourney December 3 and lost 45-28 to send the season mark to 9-4. Grant Blomme had six points to top the SCR-I scorebook.

A 42-25 win over Marion County put the Tigers into double digits for wins on the year at 10-4. Holt had 12 of his 14 points in the first period as the Tigers blew the game open early. Bryce Blomme finished with 10 and Wickert added six.

The Tigers then knocked off the Canton seventh grade squad 51-20 to bring home a trophy. Holt led the way with 15 points and Shalley ended up with six.

Scotland County closed out the year with a 12-4 record by crushing Clark County 41-22. Holt topped all scorers with 14 points. Wickert added six and Cowell had five as all nine Tigers that played in the game scored.

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