March 30, 2006

SCR-I Wins Truman State University Academic Challenge

Quiz bowl, campus bowl or college bowl? It takes many names, and the latter was most fitting this weekend as the Scotland County varsity team traveled to Truman State University in Kirksville on March 25th and came home with a first place finish in the college bowl tourney.

The Tigers opened play with an easy 225-30 victory over Marion Countyís B team. Julie Triplett answered 10 toss-up questions to lead SCR-I. Lance Smith had five answers and Loren Billington added two.

Scotland County blasted the Marion County A team 250-55 in match two. Smith led a balanced scoring effort with five toss-up questions. Michelle Lodewegen answered four and Billington had three.

Scotland County hit the finals bracket with a full head of steam, rolling past Canton 200-135 in game #3. Triplett did the bulk of the scoring with seven toss-up questions answered.

The teamís 3-0 mark and impressive victory margin earned Scotland County the #1 seed in the eight-team championship bracket.

Marion Countyís B team faired no better in the elimination rematch as the Tigers rolled to a 225-10 win in the semi-final match. Triplett answered seven toss-up questions. Smith answered six and Billington had four answers.

Canton nearly ended the Tigers day early. In the fifth match of the afternoon, Scotland trailed 85-60 at halftime before rallying to win 170-165. Billington topped the score book with six answers.

Knox County drew the task of stopping the SCR-I march to the title and the Eagles were not up to the task. Scotland County opened the match with a 40-0 run and cruised to the championship with a 220-100 win. Triplett answered seven toss-up questions.

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