December 24, 2009

Knox Closes Game on 10-0 Run to Rally Past Lady Tigers

Points were hard to come by for both teams on Friday night in Edina, but a 10-0 run in the games final five minutes helped Knox County rally to knock off the Lady Tigers 34-29.

Neither team lit it up offensively on the night. The game was scoreless for more than two minutes before Knox Countyís Lorie Peterís made the first field goal. Jamie Shaw put SCR-I on the board finally with a basket on an offensive rebound with 5:44 to play in the first period. Ashley Tague followed that up with a jumper and then found Shaw open in the paint with a nice pass to make it 6-6.

But the Lady Eagles closed out the first period on top 10-6.

Tague single handedly erased that deficit in the second period. She scored eight straight points for SCR-I, including back-to-back three pointers to put her team on top 14-11.

SCR-I saw a 15-13 halftime lead disappear to start the third period. Knox scored seven straight before Shaw converted on an offensive rebound. Kiley Frazier scored on a nice drive to the hoop before SCR-I regained the lead with a basket by Shaw to make it 21-19. Anna Duley kept the Lady Tigers out front when she scored on an offensive rebound.

The one-point lead to start the final period quickly expanded as Aimee Dale scored in the paint followed by a hoop by Shaw. The junior forward made it back-to-back scores when Tague found her with another assist to make the score 29-24 with just over five minutes left to play.

A couple costly turnovers helped Knox County whittle the lead down to 29-28 with 3:15 left to play. The Lady Eagles took advantage of SCR-I foul trouble in the fourth period, entering the double bonus with well over two minutes left to play.

A big advantage at the free throw line helped Knox County score the gameís final 10 points and rally for the non-conference victory.

Shaw led Scotland County (5-2) with 12 points. Tague finished with 10 points, all in the first half, and Dale added three points. Peters led all scorers with 24 points for Knox County.

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