March 3, 2005

Brutal Third Period Dooms Tigers In Loss To Canton

Odd or even is often the game of choice used to settle disputes. That was the case in Tuesday night’s basketball game. Canton took the odd quarters and Scotland County had the even number periods. Unfortunately for SCR-I, the home team outscored them by a combined 62-21 in the first and third periods. Scotland County, which bettered Canton in both the second and fourth periods, managed just a 32-22 advantage in their 16 minutes of control as Canton posted the convincing 84-53 victory on February 22.

Canton built a 26-13 lead in the first period before the Tigers rallied to cut the deficit to 40-33 at halftime.

But the host proved why it was the #1 seed in the upcoming District 6 Tourney, blowing the game open with a 36-8 run in the third period.

SCR-I trimmed that margin slightly by outscoring Canton 12-8 in the final period but it was way too little as Canton cruised to the victory.

Greg Neagle led Scotland County (3-20) with 13 points. Bryce Blomme contributed 11 points and Grant Blomme finished with seven points.

Canton (20-4) was led in scoring by Adam Potts with 24 points. Three other Tigers reached double digits, Andrew Eisenbeiss (18), Jared Shaller (13) and Jordan Ayers (12).

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