January 16, 2003

Warsaw Leaves Lady Tigers Seeing Double After 69-50 Defeat

Brittney Courtright puts the shot up in traffic during the Lady Tigers third place game versus Warsaw in the Highland Tournament January 10 in Highland.

A battered Scotland County team was seeing double Friday night in the third place trophy game of the Highland Tourney as twins Ashley and Brittany Brownlee combined for 53 points to lead Warsaw to the 69-50 win over SCR-I.

It was not a new theme for the Lady Tigers as the sisters gave the team troubles last year as freshmen in the same tourney. Ashley Brownlee set the tournament record against the Lady Tigers with 42 points.

While the sophomore fell short of her own record, she did manage to pour in 33 points while sister Brittany was held to just 20 points.

Early on the Tigers had the answer to the twins with their own sister duo. Ali and Meagan Fromm combined to score all 17 points for Scotland County in the first period to keep their team close.

But Warsaw wore down the limited Lady Tigers bench in the second period. SCR-I was without starting guard Jessie Cotton who missed the game with an ankle injury. Valerie Crawford and Rebecca Consbrock were both limited in playtime as Crawford is returning from a broken elbow and Consbrock was battling the flu.

Coach Andrea Dabney turned to a pair of freshmen from the junior varsity squad to help fill some of the minutes. Brittney Courtright took advantage of her first varsity minutes, finishing the night with seven points.

It wasn't enough to keep SCR-I from falling behind 38-26 at halftime.

The Brownlees continued their onslaught in the third period, putting the game away with an 18-10 lead to pull ahead by 20 points.

The two teams traded buckets back and fourth in the final eight minutes as Warsaw went on to the 69-50 win. Ali Fromm led Scotland County with 21 points. Meagan finished with 12 points and Courtright added seven.

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