February 14, 2008

Every Tiger Scores in 63-37 Win Over Conference Foe Milan

It was a bit too close for comfort early, but the final score left plenty of smiles for Scotland County as the Tigers improved to 2-3 in the Tri-Rivers Conference with a 63-37 victory. All 13 players that dressed out for the varsity contest February 7th made it into the scorebook.

But the first eight minutes were a bit scary for the home team as Milan Trailed just 14-12 at the end of the first period. Cody Musgrove had six early points and Brandon Garnett and Travis Trueblood both nailed three pointers to help put SCR-I ahead by two points.

That margin grew significantly in the second period as the Tigers outscored Milan 17-7 to lead 31-19 at the break. Musgrove continued his strong performance, scoring nine minutes during the key stretch. Garnett, Eric Glass and Kyle Shelley added field goals to extend the lead to double digits.

The third period was much of the same as Musgrove continued to dominate the paint, scoring nine of his game-high 24 points in the quarter before sitting out the remainder of the contest. Jacob Howard added four points to push the cushion to 46-25.

Coach Ryan Bergeson then turned the game over to his reserves, getting them some valuable playing time. Freshmen Dakota Wells, Andrew Humes, Kasey Dial and Bryce Smith all scored in the game’s final eight minutes. Joe Spurgeon led the late charge with five points to finish off Milan 63-37.

Scotland County improved to 8-11 on the year and 2-3 in league play. Musgrove topped the attack with 24 points. Spurgeon, Andrew Duley, Garnett and Howard all ended with five points.

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