December 18, 2003

Tigers Topple Clark County With Huge Second Half Effort

A close game at halftime quickly turned into the Tigers biggest win of the year as Scotland County bested arch rivals Clark County 64-33 to win the third place game of the Putnam County Tournament December 15 in Unionville.

The two teams sparred like a pair of evenly matched opponents early on, trading baskets for much of the first half.

SCR-I led 13-10 after the first period behind seven points from Aaron Dale.

The lead grew slightly in the second quarter despite a slow down in offense for both squads. Scotland County led 23-17 at the break.

A 12-0 run to start the third period was all the momentum the Tigers needed as they went on to demolish the Indians with a huge second half.

Cody Holt scored the first six points of the run forcing a quick timeout by Indians coach Jaryt Hunziker. The stoppage didnít slow the run as SCR-I reeled off six more unanswered points before the run finally ended.

Danny Roach had a pair of driving scores before Dale hit a jumper to close out the third quarter with the Tigers leading 43-21. The period was all Scotland County as the Tigers outscored the opposition 20-4 over the eight-minute span.

The offense kept churning down the stretch as the Tigers put up 21 more points over the final eight minutes to complete the rout. Holt again started the offense rolling with six quick points. Jared Shelley added a couple scores as the Tigers rolled to the 64-33 win.

Cody Holt led all scorers with 20 points on the night. Dale finished with 11 and Roach added eight in the winning effort.

The Tigers improved to 2-4 on the year while the Indians dropped to 1-4.

In the championship game it was Putnam County remaining undefeated with an easy win over Trenton.

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