January 13, 2005

Indians’ Defense Denies Lady Tigers Title Shot

After missing two days of tournament play because of inclement weather, the Scotland County Lady Tigers may have wished the snow and ice had claimed one more night. Clark County handed SCR-I its worst loss of the year in a 60-20 defeat in the semifinals of the Highland Tourney, January 7.

Ali Fromm hit a short jumper with 5:47 left in the first quarter to give Scotland County a 2-0 lead. That was about it for the highlights as simply nothing else went right for the Lady Tigers on a night that was all Clark County.

The Lady Indians answered with a 9-0 run and built a 14-4 first quarter bulge.

Clark County put the game away in the second period. The Lady Indians’ defense was relentless, as SCR-I did not hit a field goal until 1:18 left in the second period when Fromm scored on a drive to the bucket.

Ashlee Frederick started the third period with a three-point play to give SCR-I a glimmer of hope. Fromm followed it up with a jumper before Angie Bulen scored in the paint. But the mini-rally was short lived.

Clark County answered the challenge and grew the lead to 52-16 to end the third quarter.

The clock ran for much of the fourth period as the Lady Indians rolled to the 60-20 win. Fromm led SCR-I with 10 points. Courtney Schuman led a very balanced attack for the Lady Indians. She had 12 points to top a list of seven Clark County players with seven points or more.

Clark County, the fifth ranked team in the state, improved to 7-3 on the year. SCR-I fell to 5-4. The Indians defeated Warsaw (11-2) on Saturday to win the tournament.

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