January 6, 2011

Eighth Grade Boys Finish Hoops Season With 9-6 Record

It was a roller coaster ride of a season for the Scotland County eighth grade boys basketball team. The Tigers road the highs of a five-game winning streak but also endured a three-game losing stretch to close out the year leaving SCR-I with a 9-6 record.

The season opened with a high noted as the Tigers blasted Clark County 40-19 in front of a home crowd. Jacob Blessing scored 13 points to lead the way. Tyler Buford added eight points.

Canton got the best of the Tigers in the second game of the year, handing SCR-I a 45-33 defeat despite a season-high 15 points from Jacob Hull.

Scotland County righted the ship with a 25-11 win over Clark County. Hull was the leading scorer with nine points.

Putnam County fell to the Tigers 35-15 as Hull scored 13 points and Bailey Johnston added eight points.

The winning ways continued as Scotland County mashed Milan 46-23 behind a season-high 16 points from Johnston. William McRobert added 10 points.

Hull poured in 13 points to help the Tigers win their fourth straight, a 32-24 victory over Putnam County.

The team's record went to 6-1 after a 47-17 demolition of Schuyler County. Hull scored 10 points and Blessing added seven points in the win.

The streak came to a halt at the hands of North Shelby. The Raiders handed the Tigers a 42-19 defeat. Mason VanHoozen led the Tigers with seven points.

Knox County dropped the Tigers to 6-3 with a 36-32 defeat despite 12 points from McRobert.

SCR-I rebounded with back-to-back wins over Schuyler County to open December. The Tigers beat the Rams 39-11 behind 12 points from Blessing and eight points from Buford. Five days later they knocked off Schuyler County 33-9 with McRobert and Johnston each scoring seven points.

The team's record soared to 9-3 with a 29-20 win against Putnam County behind eight points from Johnston.

Clark County prevailed in a 40-36 overtime win to start a three game losing streak for SCR-I to close out the year. Johnston had 11 points in the loss.

The Tigers fell to Knox County 39-30 on December 14th. McRobert had 12 points in the loss.

The season came to a close with a 30-29 loss to Kirksville, giving the Tigers a 9-6 record for the season.

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