December 13, 2012

Tigers Survive Turnover Trouble to Top North Shelby 40-38

It wasn't pretty but it still goes in the books as a W. Scotland County was able to overcome a season-high 33 turnovers to hold off North Shelby 40-38 for a Tri-Rivers Conference victory on Tuesday night in Memphis.

"I looked back in my records, and I couldn't find a game where we had more turnovers," said Coach Campbell. "Fortunately we were still able to pick up the win, but it was definitely ugly at times."

Cordie Kigar connected on a three pointer and Lucas Howard had a pair of field goals in the first period as the two teams played to an 8-8 tie.

The Tigers took over in the second period. North Shelby could not stop Howard in the paint. The junior poured in 10 points in the period. Kigar connected again from behind the arc and Jacob Hull nailed a pair of three-pointers as SCR-I went on a 19-11 run to pull ahead 27-19 at the intermission.

Neither team brought its offense out of the locker room for the third period. The two teams combined for just 10 points.

Howard put in a couple of field goals and Brice Cowell had the other bucket for the Tigers who extended the lead to 33-23 with just eight minutes to play.

Scotland County's scoring woes carried over into the final period, courtesy of the turnovers. Jacob Blessing hit a three-pointer and Kyler Burkiser and Howard each added a field goal.

North Shelby closed the game on a 15-7 run but ran out of time on the comeback.

Howard finished with 20 points to lead all scorers. Kigar and Hull each added six points for the Tigers (3-2).

North Shelby (0-3) was led in scoring by Michael Orr with 13 points and Lucas Daniel with 11 points.

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