January 12, 2012
Lady Tigers 'On Fire' in 51-13 Win Over Brashear
How hot were the Lady Tigers shooting the ball on Monday night in Memphis. At the 4:50 mark of the second period, the school's smoke alarms sounded briefly.
Turns out it was caused by some smoke from the popcorn machine, but no one in the gym would have had a problem believing it was caused by the hot-shooting SCR-I offense, which was up 30-3 at that point of the contest.
Courtney Jackson started the torrid shooting, knocking down her first two jumpers of the contest. Megan Creek followed with a bucket on the fast break and then knocked down a jumper herself. A pair of free throws by Cali Holt made it 10-0 with 3:53 left in the first quarter, forcing a Brashear timeout.
The stoppage did little to slow the Lady Tigers. Freshman Randi Slaughter came off the bench to score on the fast break. She then drilled a three pointer to extend the lead to 15-2. Kiley Frazier connected on a jumper before Jessica Morrow scored on an offensive rebound at the buzzer to put SCR-I ahead 19-3 at the end of the first period.
It could have been Scotland County's three point shooting that triggered the fire alarm. Jackson canned on from behind the arc to open the second period. After Creek sank a pair of free throws, Holt dialed in from long distance to push the lead to 27-3.The senior canned her second shot from behind the arc, and shortly thereafter the alarm sounded.
That did seem to cool off the shooting performance a bit. Slaughter drilled her second three pointer of the contest to make the score 33-3, but those were the final points of the first half for SCR-I, which went to the locker room on top 33-6.
Creek opened the third period with a pair of field goals and Slaughter connected again from behind the arc as SCR-I outscored Brashear 10-5 in the third period to push the cushion to 43-11.
The Lady Tigers added eight points in the final period, which featured a running clock, for a 51-13 win.
Slaughter led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points. Creek finished with 12 points and Holt had 10 points as SCR-I improved to 6-5 on the year.