February 21, 2002

Tigers Blow Out Marion County 68-44

There is no better time to get on a roll than heading into district play and that is what the Scotland County Tigers are doing. With the playoffs just a little over a week away, the Tigers blew out their second straight opponent with a 68-44 victory at Marion County.

Scotland County put four players in double digits in scoring with a very balanced attack.

"We put together a strong second half by pushing the ball and creating good passing lanes for some easy opportunities," said Coach Marc Colvin. "We were balanced in scoring which gives us some much needed confidence."

It wasn't all pretty for the Tigers as Marion County stuck with SCR-I in the first period thanks in large part to a three for seven shooting performance from the free throw line. Aarron Holt put up five points in the period to help the Tigers pull ahead 11-10.

The three pointers started falling for SCR-I in the second period as Jake Fogle hit a pair of triples and Tim Buford added another long ball to help the Tigers build a 26-18 lead at half time.

Big things happened in the third period when SCR-I went on a 19-5 run to put the game away. Eighteen of the 19 points came from underclassmen, giving the Tigers a good feeling for those that might be looking toward next year. Chase Moore knocked down a pair of three pointers and had eight points in the period. Clint Cottrell also fueled the run with six points while Aaron Dale and Michael Lodewegen each pitched in with a basket.

If that was not enough scoring for the fans, SCR-I picked up the pace even further in the final period to the tune of 23 points in the eight minute spread. Cottrell and Dale continued their strong second halves with a combined 11 points. Aarron Holt pitched in four points while Moore, Fogle, Lodewegen and Jason Glass each had two points in the onslaught.

Moore finished with 14 points to head the balanced attack. Cottrell had 12 points while Holt finished with 11 and Fogle added 10. Dale nearly made it five players in double digits with seven points and Buford pitched in with five.

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