March 3, 2005

Brookfield Ends Tigers Regular Season On Low Note

A two-hour bus drive will wear anyone out, and it appears to have taken its toll on the Scotland County boys basketball team. The Tigers spun their wheels in the first half Friday night after enduring the longest road trip of the year to Brookfield to close out the 2004-05 regular season.

Scotland County simply could not get rolling in the first half. The Tigers scored just 16 points in the game’s first 16 minutes, allowing Brookfield to take a commanding 28-16 lead at the intermission.

SCR-I came back out of the locker room a different team. The Tigers kept pace with Brookfield, one of the more improved teams in the league.

The two teams traded baskets in the third period. The Tigers poured in 16 points but Brookfield still held a 45-32 advantage.

The final eight minutes were much of the same as both teams continued to put up the points. Unfortunately for Scotland County, Brookfield posted a 19-14 advantage to nail down the 64-46 Tri-Rivers Conference victory.

Scotland County ended the regular year with a 3-21 record and tied for fifth in the league with Milan and Knox County with 1-5 league records.

Brookfield ended the 2004-05 season with a 13-12 mark and 4-3 in conference play.

Greg Neagle finished with 12 points to lead SCR-I. He was the lone Tiger in double digits.

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