February 19, 2009

Milan Keeps Tigers Winless in League Play With 55-46 Defeat

A last second barrage from behind the arc wasnít enough for Scotland County to rally from a first half deficit as Milan kept the Tigers winless in Tri-Rivers Conference action with a 55-46 defeat in Milan on February 10th.

Logan Hill helped Milan take an early lead. The senior forward scored nine first period points as the Wildcats built a 15-11 lead. Kyle Shelley kept Scotland County close, scoring eight points in the opening quarter to offset Hillís outburst.

SCR-I kept Hill quiet in the second period, but Bryce Richardson knocked down a pair of three pointers to help Milan add to its advantage. The Tigers managed just seven points in the second quarter, allowing Milan to lead 29-18 at the intermission.

Jacob Howard picked up the scoring slack in the third period. He put in six points for the Tigers. However Hill went back to work in the paint for Milan. He had seven points in the quarter as Milan outscored SCR-I 15-11 to lead 44-36 with just eight minutes to play.

Scotland County mounted a comeback attempt courtesy of the three-point line. Kasey Dial and Drew Miller each connected on a pair of three pointers and Dakota Wells hit from behind the arc as well. But it wasnít enough as Milan held on for the 55-46 victory.

Milan (10-7, 2-2 TRC) was led in scoring by Hill with 20 points. Richardson pitched in with 13 points.

Shelley led Scotland County (5-17, 0-5) in scoring with 12 points. Dial finished with 10 points and Howard had seven points.

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