February 7, 2002

Trio Of Double Digit Scorers Not Enough For Tigers To Stop League Losing Streak

Early on it looked like the Clint Cottrell versus Lance Boatman show instead of Scotland County against Clark County as the two players combined for the first 15 points of the January 29 contest.

Cottrell and Boatman each had their teams first six points as the game was knotted early on. But the Indians center took the advantage with a three-point play to put Clark County ahead 9-6. Jake Fogle scored the final three points of the quarter for SCR-I but it was only after an 8-0 run by Clark County had put the Indians ahead 14-9.

Aarron Holt brought SCR-I within one point on two occasions as he nailed back-to-back three pointers to start the second quarter. Cottrell scored on an offensive rebound before Holt took it to the basket for two more points yet the Tigers still trailed by two points. Fogle drilled a three pointer and Tim Buford came up with a steal and a lay-up to keep SCR-I within one point at 25-24.

Clark County responded with another run, a 7-0 push to close the second half ahead 32-24.

Both teams struggled to open the third period. Aaron Dale broke the scoring drought with a basket in the paint on his way to six points in the period. Chase Moore hit two free throws and Michael Lodewegen added a bucket on an assist from Moore as the Tigers outscored Clark County 10-9 in the third period to trim the deficit to 41-34.

After Moore hit a three pointer to start the fourth period SCR-I fell off the pace and saw the deficit grow to double digits. Cottrell ended a long scoreless streak for the squad with a bucket inside but by that time Clark had pulled ahead 54-39.

The team mustered a final run as Dale scored inside and then went outside to hit a three pointer. Moore nailed a couple jumpers and Holt hit two free throws but it was not enough as Clark County prevailed 59-51.

Dale scored all 12 of his points in the second half to pace the Tigers offense. Holt and Cottrell each finished with 10 points and Moore added nine while Fogle finished with six.

Despite a solid effort, the Tigers drop to 4-14 on the season and 0-3 in Tri-Rivers Conference action. SCR-I has lost 10 straight league games dating back to last season.

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