December 27, 2007

Tigers Tackle Green City 46-19 to Improve to 4-2

In sports one isnt supposed to say a game was over before it started. So to be politically correct, Scotland County pretty much had its game at Green City sewed up by the end of the first period.

That is fairly safe to say when the Tigers exploded for 22 points behind a dominating performance in the paint.

Cody Musgrove pumped in 10 points and was equally impressive distributing the ball to fellow post players Kyle Shelley and Jacob Howard who combined for seven points in the key run.

But the points alone did not sew up the win. The defense was key as well. Brandon Garnett and Eric Glass shared the task of hounding Green Citys top scorer Jesse Estrada, blanketing him in man-to-man coverage. But not only was Estrada shutout in the first period, the entire Green City squad was blanked as the Tigers jumped ahead 22-0.

The offense slowed down a bit in the second period. Musgrove followed a free throw by Shelley to make it 25-0 before the Gophers finally got on the board with a basket with 3:16 left in the first half.

Still the Tigers led 29-4 at the intermission.

Musgrove scored six quick points to start the third period before he headed to the bench. That proved to be all the scoring Scotland County mustered in the quarter as they held on to a 35-12 advantage.

Andrew Duley connected on a three pointer midway through the final quarter. Bryce Smith and Garnett both added buckets as Scotland County rolled on to the 46-19 victory.

Musgrove scored a season-high 20 points to lead all scorers. Duley finished with seven as the Tigers moved to 4-2 on the year.

Dylan Brundage had 12 points to lead Green City. Estrada was held to just three points.

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