January 6, 2011

Lady Tigers Finish 8th Grade Season With 9-6 Record

After a slow start, the Scotland County eighth grade girls basketball team rebounded to close out the 2010 season with a 9-6 mark.

The Lady Tigers got out of the gates slowly, dropping their first three contests, including a pair of defeats at the hands of Clark County and a 23-16 loss to Canton.

The turnaround began with a 36-21 win over Putnam County behind 12 points from Alexis Dodge. Mazy Gray added eight points as did Claire Shannan.

The Lady Tigers then dispatched Milan 32-6 with Dodge pouring in a season-high 15 points.

SCR-I made it three in a row as Putnam County again fell to the Lady Tigers, this time by a final score of 30-12. Dodge topped the scorebook with 12 points and Randi Slaughter added with points.

The winning ways continued as Scotland County bested Schuyler County 37-6 to claim the Putnam County Tournament Championship. Slaughter and Shannan each had 10 points in the win. Chelsea Burkhiser added six points and Renay Friendshuh had four points.

North Shelby was the next to fall as part of the five-game Scotland County winning streak. SCR-I topped the Raiders 22-5 with Dodge leading the scoring with eight points.

The streak was halted by a 28-16 loss to Knox County on December 2nd.

Scotland County bounced back the following evening with a 33-17 victory over Schuyler County behind a balanced scoring attack. Shannan led the way with eight points while Slaughter had seven and Burkhiser pitched in with six.

The Lady Tigers made it two-in--a-row over the Rams with a 33-17 win behind 10 points from Kylee Johnston and nine from Shannan.

SCR-I mashed Milan 41-5 to make it three straight victories. Shannan had a season-high 14 points to pace the Lady Tigers. Dodge pitched in with nine points and Slaughter added eight.

Slaughter scored five of her season-high 16 points in overtime as she led the Lady Tigers past Kirksville 31-28. Shannan had 13 points in the big victory.

The season closed on a down note as SCR-I fell to Knox County 22-17 before dropping the season finale to Clark County 28-19.

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