February 7, 2002

Junior Varsity Girls Return To .500 Mark With Pair Of Wins

A pair of wins to close out the month of January has the Scotland County junior varsity girls basketball team at the .500 level on the year.

The Lady Tigers picked up a 34-31 win over Fox Valley on January 21 to improve to 4-4 this year. SCR-I opened the game on an 18-2 run but had to hold off a late challenge from the Trotters. Katie Kittle topped the score book with 11 points while Jennifer Crawford contributed 10.

The win followed up a 43-25 victory over Canton on January 12. Kittle led the way in that contest as well with nine points. Valerie Crawford contributed eight points while Brandi Mallett finished with seven and Elizabeth Monroe had five.

That ended a three-game losing streak that featured losses to Knox County, Fox Valley and Schuyler County.

The Eagles beat SCR-I 51-21 back on December 14. Kayla Ebeling led Scotland County in scoring with five points and Leslie Duley added four.

SCR-I followed that up with a 35-23 defeat at the hands of the Trotters on December 15. The team built a 21-11 deficit in the first half and never could recover. Mallett paced the offense with eight points.

The losing streak went to three games with a 38-33 loss to Schuyler County. After trailing most of the first half, the Lady Tigers pulled ahead in the third quarter before the Rams rallied to take the win. Jennifer Crawford led SCR-I with 11 points while Megan Walker finished with eight. Rebecca Consbrock added seven points for the losing cause.

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