January 24, 2002

Brashear Out Lasts SCR-I In Third Place Game Of North Shelby Tourney

At points in the season the Scotland County Lady Tigers have resembled a sprinter instead of a distance runner. That was the case Saturday evening as SCR-I jumped out in front of Brashear in the opening quarter of the third place game of the North Shelby Tournament January 19.

Scotland County opened up a 16-11 margin in the first period as Meagan Fromm put up seven points and Jessie Cotton added five.

But that lead evaporated in the second period as Brashear rallied to pull ahead 27-26 at the half despite six points from Fromm and four points from Amy Blomme.

Scotland County saw the deficit grow to 42-33 in the third period as the perimeters shot would not fall for the team. The Lady Tigers shot just six of 20 from behind the three point arc. Compounding the problem was a 31-22 rebounding deficit to Brashear.

"That is pretty much a recipe for defeat," said Coach Andrea Dabney. "If you don't hit your three pointers, shot bad from two-point territory and then only manage to get 10 offensive rebounds, it makes it tough to win."

Dabney said her team had a couple shots to cut into the Brashear lead late but costly turnovers ruined any rally opportunity. Despite the late lapses, SCR-I committed just 17 turnovers, which Dabney said is an acceptable number for a young team that runs a passing style offense.

Brashear outscored SCR-I 14-10 in the final quarter to take home the trophy.

Fromm finished with 20 points to earn a spot on the North Shelby All-Tournament Team as voted by the coaches. Cotton put in eight points for the Lady Tigers while Blomme finished with seven.



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