January 13, 2005

Fromm’s Record-High 44 Points Not Enough For SCR-I Victory

Less than 24 hours after seeing her team held to a season-low 20 points, Ali Fromm took the scoring load on her own shoulders in the third place game at the Highland Tournament on January 8. Unfortunately for SCR-I the junior’s tourney record-high 44 points were still not enough to allow the Lady Tigers to get by Palmyra. The Panthers took home the trophy with a 75-59 victory.

SCR-I opened strong behind a pair of quick buckets by Valerie Crawford. But Palmyra answered to build a 10-5 advantage until Fromm hit the first of her seven three pointers on the night to get Scotland County back to within two.

Rebecca Consbrock scored back-to-back field goals to tie the game at 12-12. Palmyra again answered and took the lead to end the period.

The Panthers continued to roll, opening the second period with a 7-0 spurt to lead 25-15 and force an SCR-I timeout.

The stoppage didn’t slow the Panthers as the bulge grew to 33-29 with 2:35 left in the period as SCR-I struggled to stop Palmyra’s 6’1” center Nicole Myers. Despite three early fouls the senior stayed in the game and paced a potent Palmyra offense that built a 42-26 halftime lead.

Fromm caught fire in the third period as she scored all of her team’s 19 points in the period. The Panthers had all the answers as they continued to lead 61-45.

The Lady Tigers leading scorer continued to bomb away in the final eight minutes. After Consbrock scored in the paint, it was all Fromm as she scored 12 straight points to get her team within seven points at 66-59 with just over two minutes remaining.

Palmyra’s Elizabeth Foster answered the challenge with a three pointer to silence the run and return the deficit to double digits with 2:18 left to play. The Panthers closed out the contest with a 9-0 run to seal the 75-59 win.

Fromm surpassed the single game individual scoring mark set by Warsaw’s Ashley Brownlee in 2002 with 42 points. Consbrock finished with seven points. Myers led a balanced Palmyra attack with 25 points. Foster closed out with 18 and freshman Sam O’Brien added 12.

SCR-I dropped to .500 on the year at 5-5 Palmyra improved to 7-4.

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