February 8, 2007

Campus Bowl Teams Have Good Day at Two Separate Tourneys

It was a busy and productive day for three of the Scotland County R-I campus bowl squads, February 3rd, as three local teams all advanced to championship rounds of two separate tournaments in Kirksville and North Shelby.

At the Kirksville High School varsity campus bowl tourney, Scotland County took home the second place trophy by advancing all the way to the championship game before losing to the host team 325-195. SCR-I reached the finals by downing Centralia, 235-145 in the semifinals contest held in the afternoon.

Earlier, in the preliminary rounds, the Tigers lost their first game of the day to the eventual champions, 335-185. But Scotland County rebounded with impressive victories over Monroe City (165-65), and Fulton (200-70). This earned the Tigers the second seed going into the championship round.

Scotland County captain Julie Triplett was named captain of the all-tournament team after averaging nine toss-ups per game in the preliminary rounds. All told, Triplett, a senior, answered 44 toss-ups correctly during the academic contest.

Meanwhile at the North Shelby junior high tournament, Scotland Countyís seventh and eighth grade squads both made it out of the morning preliminary rounds into the championship bracket.

The seventh grade team took home the fourth place trophy, losing narrowly to Knox County 110-75 in the third place game and to Brashear in the semi-final contest 160-130. SCR-I defeated North Shelby 180-105 in the quarterfinal.

Earlier, the SCR-I seventh graders were undefeated in the morning preliminary rounds by first knocking off Highland, 200-85, then South Shelby 200-100, and Monroe City 165-115 to earn a spot in the championship round.

Brock Bondurant led the seventh grade team with 47 toss-up questions answered correctly.

The eighth grade squad narrowly missed a chance at a trophy when they were defeated by Knox County 145-140 in the afternoon quarterfinals. The team gained a spot in the championship round by winning two of the teamís three contests in the morning rounds.

The eighth graders upended Highland 130-60 in the first contest before succumbing to North Shelby 145-125 in game two. The Tigers rebounded to beat Monroe City 145-25 to complete the morning contests.

Augusta Purvis led the eighth grade team by answering 17 toss-up questions correctly.

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