January 10, 2002
Eighth Grade Girls Finish 2001 Season With 12-1 Record
After a 6-0 start the Scotland County eighth grade girls concluded the season with just one down note, a loss to Clark County, that prevented a perfect season but did leave the girls with a 12-1 record for the year.
SCR-I went to 7-0 with a 43-25 victory over Knox County on November 29. The girls built a 23-5 lead at half and never looked back. Ali Fromm did the bulk of the damage with 23 points.
The winning ways continued with a 50-21 win over Schuyler County. The team used its high-pressure half court defense to force numerous Rams turnovers that set the tone for the game. Fromm topped all scorers with 20 points. Brittney Courtright finished with 18.
The mark went to a perfect 9-0 when SCR-I demolished Putnam County 44-17. It was all over after the first period when the Lady Tigers posted an 18-2 run. Fromm finished with 23 and Angie Bulen added eight.
Scotland County made it 10 straight and 24 consecutive wins dating back to the previous season when the girls defeated Putnam County 42-20 in the opener of the Schuyler County Tourney. The team benefited from a balanced scoring attack. Fromm had 13 followed by Courtright with 11 and Jamie Fuller with nine. Ashlee Frederick had four, Bulen had three and Anna Johnson contributed two.
The Lady Tigers thrived at the free throw line in the tournament semi-final game which ended in a 43-22 win over Milan. SCR-I sank seven of eight from the charity stripe in the second quarter to help build a 25-8 half-time lead. Fromm finished with 20 points and Fuller contributed a season-high 11. Bulen and Courtright each finished with six.
The Tigers met up with Clark County in the championship game of the tournament, a game they had been looking forward to since their last loss, to the Indians, 25 games ago.
The Indians took an 8-6 lead after the first quarter and then took charge of the game with a full court press that caused SCR-I plenty of trouble. Clark County led 20-12 at the break and built a double digit lead in the third period that held up for the rest of the game.
Courtright led the scoring attack with 12 points. Fromm finished with seven and Bulen added five.
SCR-I was able to erase the bad taste of the loss in the season finale, a 44-24 win over Knox County that gave the team a 12-1 record on the season.
Fromm topped all scorers with 18. Courtright added 14 while Ashlee Frederick finished with five.
The team wrapped up an impressive year that saw the girls outscore their opponents 539-291. Fromm led the team with a 15.6 scoring average and Courtright also finished averaging double digits at 12.4 points per game. Both girls shot over 70 percent from the free throw line on the year as well. Bulen and Fuller both averaged over five points a game. Frederick finished with a 1.7 scoring average and Johnson averaged one point.