Micah Cooley fueled a fast start for Scotland County and Emiley Dial closed it out Thursday, January 31st as Scotland County dominated in the paint en route to a 59-20 victory over Marion County.
Cooley scored the game’s first seven points, fueling a 23-7 run in the first period for the Lady Tigers. Katie Feeney and Madie Bondurant sank three-pointers and Dial added a pair of field goals as the offense was firing on all cylinders in the opening eight minutes.
The hot shooting cooled off in the second period, with the only points coming from free throws by Dial and Kaylyn Anders before Bondurant again found the range from behind the arc. Cooley scored on a pair of offensive rebounds to close the first half with SCR-I on top 34-14.
Cooley continued to dominate the offensive glass, scoring on a put back to start the third period. Katie Feeney hit another three-pointer and Dial capped off a big night with her first career varsity three-pointer to extend the margin to 46-16.
The freshman carried the scoring over into the final period. She made a steal on defense and converted the fast break opportunity. She later converted a three-point play that helped seal the 59-20 win.
Dial led Scotland County with 16 points. Cooley finished with 13 and Bondurant and Anders each added eight as Scotland County improved to 11-4 with the team’s sixth straight win.