January 23, 2003

SCR-I Eighth Grade Team Crowned Champions Of SPRINT Quiz Bowl



The Scotland County eighth grade team took first place in the annual SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tourney held in Memphis January 18. Pictured (L to R) are coach Barbara Campbell, Loren Billington, Hannah Kiddoo, Lance Smith, Julie Triplett and Kaleb Reese.

It was a long day for the Scotland County eighth grade campus bowl team but it was worth it in the end as the Tigers won their seventh and final contest of the day Saturday, January 18 to win the SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tournament in Memphis.

The Tigers opened the day versus Clark County. SCR-I held off the Indians 260-220 thanks to a balanced scoring attack. Loren Billington led the way with 90 points while Julie Triplett had 80 points and Lance Smith added 70.

Game two was a little less stressful for the SCR-I faithful as the Tigers breezed past Knox County 340-150 for the win. Triplett and Smith each had 130 points in the winning effort.

The third game of the day was another easy win for Scotland County beating Monroe City 310-100. Triplett had a huge game with 170 points.

Scotland County headed into the finals bracket with a big head of steam after destroying Marion County 350-70 in game four of the tourney. Triplett and Smith combined for 290 points. Billington had 40 points and Kaleb Reese and Hannah Kiddoo each added 10 points.

The opening game of the semi-finals was bittersweet for the Tigers as they knocked off their understudies, the SCR-I seventh grade team by a score of 330-90. Triplett continued to dominate the competition with 200 points.

Davis County was the next victim in the Tigers trophy run. SCR-I advanced to the championship match by downing the Mustangs 290-160 in a low scoring affair. Triplett had 120 points and Smith had 110 with Billington pitching in 60 points.

The Tigers saved the best for last. After being extended to overtime by Putnam, SCR-I scored 20 points in the extra period to take a 250-230 win. Triplett nailed both toss ups during the extended period on her way to 140 points.

Seventh Graders

The SCR-I seventh grade team also had an impressive showing cruising through the 20-team field beating a pair of eighth grade teams to earn the eighth seed in the finals. Unfortunately that pitted them against their elders in the form of the SCR-I eighth grade team, who ended their younger counterparts day with a defeat.

Prior to that SCR-I had defeated North Shelby 220-190. Brett Courtright had a big game with 140 points and Matt Dice added 40.

Game two for the seventh graders was a 250-100 win over the Highland eighth graders. Courtright had 70 points and Nathan Purvis added 20 points.

Brashear was the next team in the path of the Tigers steamroller which rolled to a 180-80 win. Courtright had 90 points while Kice added 60.

The Palmyra eighth graders proved no match for Scotland County in game four as the Tigers won 190-90. Courtright had 100 points and Dice added 60.

The final match was the 330-90 loss to the SCR-I eighth graders. Courtright and Kice had 30 points while Dice had 20. Kelsey Sears added 10 points in the loss.

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