January 26, 2006

Third Period Run Leads SCR-I Past Knox County

A 12-2 run in the third quarter turned a close game at halftime into an easy victory for Scotland County as the Tigers blew out Knox County 52-33 in the opening round of the North Shelby Tournament on January 16.

The Tigers, the #3 seed in the bracket, rallied from an early deficit to knock off the Eagles with a strong second half.

The Eagles (4-8) jumped out to a 10-4 lead before Bryce Blomme converted a three-point play. Grant Blomme then hit a three pointer to tie the game. SCR-I went ahead for good on a basket by Matt Wickert that made the score 12-10. Three pointers by Lathan Watson and Grant Blomme put the Tigers on top 18-10 to end the first period.

Scotland County led 26-20 at the intermission. The Tigers clamped down on the defensive end and allowed just two points over the next eight minutes. Chris Humes scored eight points during the key run that saw SCR-I pull ahead 38-22.

The Tigers coasted from there, posting the 52-33 victory to improve to 4-8 on the season and extend the teamís winning streak to two games. The win sent SCR-I to the tourney semifinals to take on Schuyler County.

Bryce Blomme led all scorers with 17 points. Cody Musgrove poured in 10 points while Humes and Grant Blomme each finished with eight points. Brett Hamlin led Knox County with 12 points.

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