January 1, 2009

Lady Tigers Ready to Expand on Solid Start to Kickoff 2009

As the Scotland County Lady Tigers patiently await the end of the holiday season, and the early morning practices, the squad can look back on 2008 knowing they were a last second shot away from a perfect start.

SCR-I enters 2009 with a 5-1 record, returning to play after a nearly two-week layoff to host Knox County January 2nd in a contest rescheduled from December 19th due to the weather.

Kaitlin Caldwell is leading Scotland County with a 13.0 scoring average over the first six games. She may want to change her jersey number to 13, as she has scored exactly 13 points in each of the last four games. Caldwell opened the year with a team-best 20 point scoring output in the teamís 78-18 win over Grundy County in the Novinger Tournament.

Ashley Tague, the lone underclassman in the starting line-up is averaging 11.8 points per contest, scoring in double digits in four of the first six games.

Kelsey Frazier is giving the team 9.9 points per contest and Valerie Oldham is averaging more than six points per game giving the Lady Tigers a potent trio of post players.

The backcourt is contributing to the winning ways as well. Starting guards Deidra Dochterman and Melissa Cotton are both averaging more than eight points per contest.

The Lady Tigers will have a busy week upon returning to school January 5th. SCR-I will take part in the 37th Annual Highland Tournament. The six-team field will be divided into two pools for play. Scotland County will be in Pool B with Palmyra and Unity.

They open play Tuesday, January 6th against Unity at 7:30 p.m. They then will tip off against Palmyra at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7th. The girls third place and consolation games will be played Friday night with the championship games set for Saturday night.

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