March 6, 2003

Eighth Grade Campus Bowl Team Cruises To Tourney Title

The Scotland County eighth grade campus bowl team piled up five victories en route to bringing home the title from the North Shelby Junior High Tournament held March 1.

The competition could not come within 200 points in the preliminary round. SCR-I defeated North Shelby 325-125 behind 12 correct toss-ups from Julie Triplett and seven from Lance Smith. Highland was next to get steam-rolled as Scotland County crushed the Cougars 315-75 in game two. Triplett and Smith again led the way combining to answer 20 toss-ups while Loren Billington added three.

The Tigers rode the convincing victories to the top seed in the final bracket of eight teams. SCR-I proved worthy of the top honors beating South Shelby, Putnam County and Clark County to bring home the trophy.

Scotland County dispatched the Cardinals 325-70 to open the finals. Billington took over the scoring load with 10 toss ups.

Putnam County looked like just another victim of the Tigers run before rallying late to make a game of the semi-final match. The Midgets trailed by more than 100 points with only five questions remaining and cut the deficit to 250-215 before running out of time. Triplett topped the scoring with eight toss-ups and Smith added five.

Clark County could not make the championship game as interesting as Scotland County led by 70 at the intermission and never truly felt a challenge on the way to the 260-170 win. The duo of Smith and Triplett had 14 toss-ups in the win.

The Scotland County seventh grade team did not fair as well. The younger Tigers took their lumps losing to North Shelby 170-110 in the opener before losing to Highland 225-135. The two teams were matched up again in the finals bracket. SCR-I was seeded eighth and did not fair any better against the top ranked Cougars who prevailed 240-60.

Brett Courtright and Matthew Dice were the teams leading producers in the event.

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