December 20, 2012

Third Quarter Troubles Doom Tigers in Loss to Knox County

Kyler Burkhiser, complete with his new face guard to protect a broken nose, makes the pass into the post over the Knox County defender during Friday night's contest. (Photo by Taylor Lloyd.)

The third quarter has been trouble for Scotland County, and that was again the case on Friday night in Edina as Knox County blew the game open with a 21-6 run to best the Tigers 63-43 in a key conference tilt.

The Eagles took an 18-14 lead in the first period as Donovan Edwards and former Tiger Lee Tague combined to score 14 points. Kyler Burkhiser hit a three-pointer and Jacob Blessing and Lucas Howard each had a pair of field goals to keep the Tigers close.

Blessing continued to be the go-to guy in the second period, adding a couple buckets for Scotland County. Knox County was still able to extend the lead to 29-22 at the intermission.

The game got away from the visiting team in the third period. Edwards hit a pair of big three-pointers for the Eagles. SCR-I could only manage two field goals during the key eight-minute stretch that saw the margin grow to 50-28.

Knox County put the game away at the free throw line, making eight of 10 down the stretch to seal the 63-43 win.

Tague finished with 20 points to lead all scorers. Edwards added 17 points for the victors.

SCR-I (4-4) was led in scoring by Howard with 15 points. Blessing finished with 10 points for the Tigers, who fell to 2-2 in the Tri-Rivers Conference.

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