December 9, 2010

Lady Tigers Blast Brashear to Advance to Championship Game

Scotland County basketball fans have grown accustomed to the trademark swarming defense, but early in 2010 it has been the team's hot shooting that has helped the team get off to a perfect start.

That was the case in the semifinals of the Novinger Tournament when Scotland County canned eight three pointers en route to a 56-23 victory over Brashear to advance to the team's third straight championship match.

"After three games, we're giving up an average of 21 points a night, so defense is getting the job done for us," said Coach Jaryt Hunziker. "But on offense we are really moving the ball well and the girls are knocking down their shots."

Anna Duley started the barrage from behind the arc, connecting in the first period. The senior had seven points in the opening frame to help Scotland County take an 11-5 lead.

SCR-I blew the contest open in the second quarter. Duley connected again from behind the arc and Skyler Alderton hit a pair of three pointers as Scotland County went on top 29-10 at the break.

"Early on this year, we're really hitting from the outside," said Hunziker. "Ashely Tague was a perfect five for five on three pointers in the opener and overall I think we are shooting well over 50% from behind the three point line."

The offense continued hitting on all cylinders in the third period. Tague connected on her second three pointer of the night. The outside game opened up the paint for Jamie Shaw, who poured in eight points in the third period as SCR-I outscored Brashear 17-9 to lead 46-19 with just eight minutes left to play.

Alderton put the contest away with a pair of three pointers in the final period as the Lady Tigers rolled to the 30-point win.

Scotland County (3-0) was led in scoring by Alderton with 18 points. Tague finished with 12 points and Shaw and Duley each added 10 points.

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