January 15, 2004

Late Lady Indians Run Drops SCR-I Out Of Title Contention

At stake Wednesday night was a chance to advance to the title game of the 32nd Annual Highland invitational, and more importantly end a long losing streak to an arch rival. Any chance of ending the streak to Clark County disappeared late in the third period when the wheels fell off for the Scotland County Lady Tigers. The Indians took advantage, outscoring SCR-I 28-6 in the final 11 minutes of the game to maintain the program’s recent dominance of its conference rival with a 59-35 victory in the tourney semifinals. Clark County led 25-17 at halftime before SCR-I made a run and pulled within 31-29 with just three minutes to play in the third quarter. But the Clark County defense held the Lady Tigers to just six points down the stretch, including a long scoreless streak that allowed the Indians (7-1) to pull away for the win. The loss dropped SCR-I to 4-5 on the season and sends the team to the tourney’s third place game to take on Warsaw. The fifth seeded Lady Tigers were led in scoring by Ali Fromm who poured in 19 points on the evening. Jessie Cotton added seven points.

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