January 2, 2014
Seventh Grade Boys Enjoy Seven-Game Win Streak
Jared Dunn gets fouled as he goes up for the shot during a seventh grade boys basketball game earlier this season. (Photo by Chuck Kigar.)
The Scotland County seventh grade boys basketball team enjoyed a seven-game winning streak that allowed the Tigers to post a 7-3 record in 2013.
The season got off to a rocky start with back-to-back losses to Clark County. SCR-I dropped the season opener 37-11 before falling to the Indians 38-22 one night later. Jared Dunn was the top scorer in both contests for Scotland County. He had nine of the 11 points in the season opener. He posted seven points in game two while Kobe Coop added six points and Kaleb Parkins finished with five.
SCR-I got into the win column on November 14th in Memphis with a 41-27 win over Knox County. Matthew Woods topped the scorebook with 14 points Coop and Anthony Whitaker each had eight points and Parkins finished with five. Jaycen Bair, Grant McRobert and Dunn accounted for the other field goals.
The Tigers made it two in a row with a 35-30 victory at Unionville on November 15th. Dunn had a season-high 17 points in the victory and Coop pitched in with 11.
Schuyler County was the next to fall, as the Tigers topped the Rams 38-17 on November 18th in Queen City. Dunn scored 14 points in the win. Coop finished with eight points and Woods had seven. Kyle Childress and Whitaker added three points each.
The winning streak grew to four after a 39-12 demolition of Milan on November 20th. Whitaker was tops in the scorebook with 12 points. Woods and Coop each added eight points. Brock Durflinger and Jacob McDaniel contributed scores for the winners.
Putnam County came as close as possible to ending the streak but SCR-I held on for a 39-38 win in the Schuyler County Tourney. Woods was the difference maker, pouring in a season-best 20 points.
The margin of victory doubled on December 3rd as Scotland County escaped Edina with a 27-25 win over Knox County. Coop led the way with eight points. Whitaker and Woods each finished with seven and Dunn added six points.
The seventh straight win came at the expense of Schuyler County in a 40-25 win for the Tigers. Dunn was the leading scorer with 12 points. Whitaker added seven points while Parkins finished with five points.
The season came to an end with a 43-33 loss to Canton in Memphis. A tight ball game throughout slipped away from the Tigers late. Coop led the Tigers in scoring with eight points. Dunn and Whitaker each had six points.