January 23, 2003

Flawless First Quarter Helps Lady Tigers Topple Canton 55-30

Amy Blomme and Ali Fromm put on the full court press against the Canton guards. The pressure defense helped SCR-I cruise to an easy win Friday night.

The Lady Tigers got back to the .500 level in resounding fashion, blowing out Canton 55-30 in front of the home Memphis crowd January 17th.

The win has Coach Andrea Dabney hoping her team is coming together as it heads into the key part of the season.

Meagan Fromm had a break out game for SCR-I. The all-state performer showed her stuff pouring in a season-high 28 points while also grabbing 14 rebounds. The senior also was a disruptive force on defense where she recorded eight blocked shots. Fromm hit four of five three-point attempts in the game to round out a near perfect performance.

"It was great to see Meagan have that type of game but I am just as pleased with our entire team performance," Dabney said. "Everyone else played well tonight so hopefully we can build on this victory over a pretty good team. Canton has played everyone this year fairly competitive so this was a good win for us."

The Lady Tigers opened up a 17-6 lead in the first period and never really looked back.

"Our defense was perfect in the first quarter," Dabney said. "We did not have a single defensive let down in the first eight minutes of the game and that was key."

The second period opened with a bucket by Valerie Crawford. Fromm then drilled back-to-back three pointers to widen the margin to 25-6 with 6:39 to play in the second period.

Jessie Cotton goes to the hoop past a Canton defender on her way to the fast break basket.

The two teams traded baskets back and forth from that point all the way through the third period with Canton actually cutting into the deficit a bit, trailing 40-22 at the end of the third period.

The fourth period saw Scotland County hitting the offensive boards to help extend the lead. Jessie Cotton, Jennifer Crawford and Brandi Mallett all scored on offensive rebounds in the final eight minutes.

The Lady Tigers out-rebounded Canton 48-34 for the game. Amy Blomme had a season-high 10 rebounds to help the cause.

"Blomme has been playing hard for us all year long and tonight it showed up statistically with those 10 rebounds," Dabney said.

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