January 5, 2006

Canton Standout Returns To Haunt Scotland County

The Scotland County Tigers picked the wrong time to travel to Canton. SCR-I visited the Tigers on December 29th and had the misfortune of witnessing the return of Cantonís Jordan Ayers who had missed the first five games of the season.

The 6í5Ē senior didnít look like he was playing his first game of the year as he poured in 28 points to lead the home team past Scotland County 82-51.

SCR-I gave Canton (5-1), a scare early on. Matt Wickert opened the game with back-to-back scores and the Tigers led for much of the first period before Canton rallied to pull ahead 19-14.

The home team opened the second period with an 8-0 run that made the score 27-14 and forced an SCR-I timeout.

Grant Blomme finally broke a scoring drought of more than four minutes when he hit a jumper from the wing. Blomme and Chris Humes combined to score 16 points in the final four minutes of the first half.

Ayers had the answer for Canton as he single-handedly outscored the Tigers in the second period, pouring in 18 points to help Canton lead 45-31 at the break.

Canton put the game away with a 24-7 advantage in the third period.

Grant Blomme hit a couple three pointers to start the fourth period and Lathan Watson had six points but the Tigers still fell 82-51.

Grant Blomme had a season-high 20 points to lead the Tigers (2-6). Humes finished with nine points and Bryce Blomme had seven points.

Ayers topped all scorers with 28 points to lead Canton. Adam Potts finished with 18.

The home team made it a clean sweep by taking the junior varsity game 63-20.

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