December 12, 2002

Mustangs Spoil Season Opener For SCR-I Boys

The game was tied as late as midway through the fourth period before a late run by Davis County spoiled the season opener for the Scotland County varsity boys basketball team, which dropped the 2002 premier 66-54 in Bloomfield, IA.

The Tigers fell behind 16-9 in the first period despite a good start shooting for senior guard Chase Moore.

Michael Lodewegen and Aaron Dale came off the bench in the second period to rally the Tigers. The duo combined for 13 points as they brought their team to within three points, 30-27 at halftime.

Davis County went to the three point shot to expand the margin in the third period. The Mustangs made four shots from behind the arc as the lead grew to 46-38 heading into the final eight minutes of play.

Dale put the team on his shoulders in the fourth quarter. He poured in 12 of his team-high 20 points in the final period as the Tigers battled back. But the run came up short as Davis County answered late to preserve the 66-54 victory.

Aeschliman led the Mustangs with 21 points to edge Dale for game-high honors. Moore added 14 points for SCR-I and Lodewegen finished with seven.

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