December 6, 2007

SCR-I Survives Scary Start to Rout Rams

The Scotland County basketball team overcame a scary start, literally to win its home debut on December 4th.

The game was halted in the opening seconds after a Schuyler County player went hard to the ground, striking his head on the court. The game was stopped as he was treated by medical personnel on the scene until the ambulance arrived.

The game resumed after the emotional stoppage, with Scotland County jumping out to a 13-3 first period lead. Schuyler County played without Jacob Winkler, who was suited out but never entered the game.

Cody Musgrove scored six points in the opening period to help lift Scotland County to the big lead.

Kyle Shelley poured in five points in the second period and controlled the glass with several rebounds as the Tigers pushed the lead to 26-11 at the intermission.

The Rams opened the second half with a 6-0 run the cut the deficit to single digits.

But SCR-I responded with a 15-4 run midway through the quarter. Shelley started the onslaught, scoring on an offensive rebound followed up by a bucket in the paint. A three-point play by Musgrove was sandwiched by a pair of buckets from Travis Trueblood. Brandon Garnett had hit two shots after Musgrove made a pair of free throws to close out the big spurt with the score 43-20.

Eric Glass and Joe Spurgeon took over the scoring load in the fourth quarter. The senior tandem combined for 10 points and freshman Kasey Dial added a bucket as Scotland cruised to the 61-31 win.

Musgrove finished with 15 points to pace the Tigers. Shelley had 11 points and Glass finished with eight as nine different Tigers made it into the scorebook.

SCR-I improved to 2-1 on the year while Schuyler County fell to 0-2

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