January 25, 2007

Offense Comes Alive In Lady Tigers’ Win Over North Shelby

The Scotland County offense was hitting on all cylinders in the first quarter of the team’s opener at the North Shelby Tourney. Things were going so well, leading scorer Kirsten Johnston shot herself right out of her shoes.

The junior guard sank a runner from the free-throw line at the buzzer despite losing a shoe in the scramble for the loose ball as time expired. That put a punctuation mark on an impressive 20-6 run to open the contest. Johnston poured in 10 points in the quick start.

Jessica Bair went to work to open the second period. She scored six straight points to open the quarter. Cheyenne Ward got into the act, hitting a pair of jumpers as Scotland County led 35-21 at the intermission.

The third period was all Scotland County. The Lady Tigers outscored North Shelby 17-1 to put the game out of reach. Bair did the bulk of the damage. She started the run with a three-point play. She then scored eight straight points at one stretch midway through the period.

Ciera Turner and Amanda Bogatzke each hit buckets down the stretch to offset a late run by the Raiders that made the final score 58-39.

Bair led Scotland County (5-9) with 19 points. Johnston finished with 16 points and Valerie Oldham and Deidra Dochterman both added six points.

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