February 12, 2004

Clark County Hands Lady Tigers Loss In League Opener

Clark County took a commanding lead in the Tri-Rivers Conference and started Scotland County off on the wrong foot with a 67-31 defeat of the Lady Tigers February 3 in Kahoka.

After a promising start it was all downhill for Scotland County, which lost to the Lady Indians for the third time this season.

A pair of buckets by Ali Fromm and a free throw by Rebecca Consbrock had SCR-I ahead 5-2 at the opening of the game. But Clark County went on a 12-0 run before a three-point play by Valerie Crawford ended the drought for the Lady Tigers.

A jumper from Brittney Courtright was the final tally for SCR-I in the first period as the Lady Indians went ahead 20-10.

The deficit grew in the second period as Clark County outscored SCR-I 18-10 to take a commanding 38-20 halftime lead. Courtright scored six points in the period for the Lady Tigers.

Clark County was scoring from all angles. Guard Julie Gares and forwards Kate Moon and Ashley Wallingford all were in double-figures by the third period.

Coach Kelli Swearingen cleared the bench midway through the third quarter trying to find the answer for the Lady Indians.

A free throw by Fromm finally got SCR-I on the board in the third period. Jamie Fuller added a couple of buckets and Jessie Cotton scored on a move to the basket late in the period. Clark County held a 51-27 advantage heading into the games final eight minutes.

SCR-I scored just two buckets in the final period as Clark County went on to the 65-31 win.

Fromm led Scotland County with nine points. Courtright added eight. The loss dropped the Lady Tigers to 8-9 on the season and 0-1 in conference play.

Clark County improved to 16-1 on the season and took a commanding 3-0 lead in conference play.

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