December 17, 2009

Turnovers Topple Tigers in 65-49 Loss to Rams

Schuyler County Sharks? Well the true nickname is Rams, but the visiting team looked more like the beast of the ocean as the Rams feasted on a frenzy of Scotland County turnovers to post a 65-49 victory in Memphis on Saturday evening.

The Tigers stayed close early in the contest. Derek Muntz converted a pair of offensive rebounds and Kasey Dial had a couple first quarter scores that had the score knotted at 10-10 before the Rams hit a buzzer beater to pull ahead to close the first quarter.

Muntz tied the game with another offensive rebound to open the second period. But the Rams went to the full court press early in the second period, and SCR-I had no answer. The Rams pressure caused Scotland County fits and resulted in a number of turnovers.

Schuyler County took advantage of the miscues to mount an 11-1 run that forced an SCR-I timeout with 2:50 left in the first half and the score at 23-13. The deficit grew to 15 before Muntz scored in the paint to make it 28-15 at the intermission.

Dial opened the second half with a three pointer that gave the SCR-I fans life. But several turnovers later, the Tigers trailed 37-21. Brandon Garnett connected on a three pointer with 3:18 to go in the third period before Brock Bondurant scored six straight points to trim the deficit to 46-30 at the end of the third period.

That was the final margin, as both squads put up plenty of points in a fast-paced fourth period. Dakota Wells knocked down a pair of three pointers in the final period and Drew Miller had five points but it wasn’t enough as Schuyler County cruised to the 65-49 win.

Dial finished with 13 points to lead Scotland County. The Tigers dropped to 2-2 with the loss. Wells and Muntz each finished with eight points for the Tigers. Jesse Wheeler led all scorers with 23 points for the Rams.

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