January 22, 2004

South Shelby Shuts Out SCR-I In 4th Quarter Of 46-29 Defeat

Basketball is a fickle sport. After scoring a season-high 72 points just three days earlier, the Scotland County Lady Tigers were hitting on all pistons early on in the January 13 match-up against South Shelby.

SCR-I had the undefeated Lady Birds on the ropes early as the scoring seemed to simply keep rolling from where it had left off Friday night.

After falling behind 6-2 at the outset of the contest, Scotland County went on a 13-1 run to close the first quarter as Ali Fromm poured in seven points including a buzzer beater to put her team ahead 15-7.

A driving score by the sophomore guard gave Scotland County its biggest lead of the game at 17-7 to start the second period.

But after a bucket by Rebecca Consbrock the second period was all South Shelby. The Lady Birds went on a 14-0 run to pull ahead 23-19. Consbrock hit two free throws at the end of the first half but South Shelby went into the locker room with a four-point advantage.

The South Shelby press took its toll during the key second quarter rally and that carried over to the third period as SCR-I was unable to solve the press.

South Shelby pulled ahead by eight points before Fromm scored on a drive to the hoop. The deficit remained at six points as the two teams traded hoops with Brittney Courtright and Jamie Fuller knocking down shots for the Lady Tigers.

But Fullers shot with just over a minute left in the third period was the last time Scotland County put the ball through the basket on the night.

The Lady Birds shutout SCR-I in the final nine minutes of the game to improve to 11-0 on the year with the 46-29 win. Cody Chinn paced South Shelby with 21 points. Ali Fromm led Scotland County (5-6) with 11 points.

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