June 29, 2006

Tigers Go 12-5 at Schuyler County Shootout Camp

The Scotland County boys’ basketball program recently completed a successful three-day team camp at the Schuyler County Shootout held June 19, 20 and 22 in Queen City.

The Tigers played a total of 17 games in the three days.

Scotland County went 6-1 on the opening day. The camp opened with a 48-47 win over Schuyler County. SCR-I then bested Canton 52-34 followed by wins over Marion Co. (49-35) and North Shelby (56-42). The lone defeat of the day came at the hands of Jefferson, who bested the Tigers 58-33. SCR-I got back on track with a 54-40 win over Louisiana before closing out the first day with a 47-42 victory over Clark County.

“We got some great play from our four big contributors from last season,” said Coach Ryan Bergeson. “Cody Musgrove, Matt Wickert and Bryce and Grant Blomme all had great camps.”

The Tigers got a little break on Tuesday, with just four games on the schedule. While the number of games was easier, the competition proved a little more difficult for the Tigers, who went 2-2. The Tigers lost to LaPlata 54-49 and then dropped a two-point decision to the combined team of North Mahaska, Oskaloosa and the Hawks. The Tigers younger squad beat the North Shelby junior varsity 29-26 before Scotland County defeated Santa Fe 47-43.

“We got to see some young players stepping up,” said coach Bergeson. “Travis Trueblood, Kyle Shelley, Andrew Duley and Jacob Howard are all young guys that played well against some good competition.”

Bergeson added that the team got contributions from Lance Smith, Brandon Garnett and Matt Dice to round out a solid team performance.

After a day off, Scotland County came back for six games on the final day.

The Tigers reeled off four straight wins, beating Valley Park 47-29, Pilot Grove 48-35, Crocker 63-61 and Winterset 57-35. The day ended on a sour note with an overtime lost to Bowling Green and a 59-33 loss to the reigning state champions from Seneca.

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