March 28, 2002
Junior High Team Finishes Second In Quiz Bowl Event
The Scotland County junior high campus bowl team saw its title hopes disappear in overtime of the championship match of the Schuyler County junior high tournament as the host team rallied for a 340-310 win.
The Tigers cruised past Canton in the opening round with a 375-245 victory. SCR-I led just 200-150 after the first half before putting the game away in the fourth period with a 105-35 run. Julie Triplett topped the scoring with 110 points. Lance Smith added 80 points while Jon Keller finished with 40 points.
The semi-finals match-up was a little closer but the Tigers pushed on to the title match by dispatching Clark County. SCR-I trailed 60-30 at the end of the first period before rallying to pull ahead 185-130 at the intermission.
The lead evaporated quickly in the third period courtesy of a 60-0 run by the Indians. Scotland County responded taking the next six questions to rebuild the cushion at 245-200 to end the third period.
The Indians pulled within 20 points to start the fourth period but that was as close as they would get as the Tigers held on for the 310 -260 triumph.
Triplett and Smith each had 70 points to head the scoring. Jessica Erwin pitched in with 30 points.
The championship contest looked like it would be all Schuyler County as the Rams pulled ahead 90-50 after the first period. That margin expanded to 145-65 early in the second period before SCR-I cut into the deficit to pull within 165-130 at halftime.
The rally carried over into the third period where the Tigers trimmed the Rams lead to the slimmest of margins at 215-210.
Scotland County took its first lead of the contest on the opening question of the fourth period. The advantage then traded hands for several questions before SCR-I finally built a 30-point lead with just one question to play. That proved to be all that the Rams needed as Schuyler County tied the game at 310-310 to end regulation.
The Rams then matched that feat on the next question to send the Tigers to a 340-310 overtime defeat.
Smith topped the Tigers scorebook with 100 points followed by Triplett with 90. Keller added 20 points for Scotland County.