December 11, 2008
Lady Tigers Roll to Tournament Championship With 61-26 Win
Thirteen is often considered an unlucky number, but it was fine for Scotland County in the championship game of the Novinger Tournament as three Lady Tigers put a baker’s dozen worth of points in the scorebook as SCR-I rolled to a 61-26 victory over Bevier.
The seventh seeded Wildcats upset LaPlata and Brashear en route to the tourney title tilt where they ran into the buzzsaw now know as the Scotland County defense.
But it was the offense that got things rolling for Scotland County. Kelsey Frazier opened the score with a drive to the hoop. Kaitlin Caldwell followed that up with a three-point play on an offensive rebound. After a bucket by Ashley Tague, Melissa Cotton converted back-to-back scores to make it 11-3 and force a Bevier timeout.
The stoppage worked as the Wildcats slowed down the Lady Tigers to keep the score at 18-9 to end the first period.
But the pressure defense took its toll on the Bevier girls who were obviously winded in the second period. SCR-I didn’t slow down however, as the Lady Tigers built a 35-16 advantage at the intermission.
Caldwell poured in six points during the run but also contributed in other areas, grabbing a number of rebounds, while also making a block and a couple of steals on defense.
Kelsey Frazier took charge in the third period with nine points as SCR-I extended its lead to 50-22.
SCR-I slowed down in the final eight minutes but still won comfortably by a final margin of 61-26.
Scotland County (3-0) was led by a trio of players with thirteen points. Frazier, Cotton and Caldwell all had the “unlucky” scoring total to top the socrebook. Tague finished with nine points and Betsey Kittle added seven.