A thin bench got much shorter for Scotland County just two games into the 2018 eighth grade basketball season when starting guard Lauren Triplett was lost for the year with an injury, leaving coach Megan Creek just six players. Despite the setback, SCR-I was able to conclude the season with an 8-7 record overall and second place finishes at both the Putnam County and Schuyler County tournaments.
SCR-I opened 2018 with a 19-12 win over Clark County. Abby Doster led the way with nine points and Hanna Anders added six.
A sharp-shooting Canton squad dropped SCR-I to 1-1 with a 33-14 defeat the following night.
The Lady Tigers couldn’t get anything going on offense on November 5th as Schuyler County posted a 26-8 defeat.
SCR-I got back to .500 with a 20-10 win over Clark County. Doster had nine points and Paige Bishop finished with four.
The Lady Tigers followed that up with a 20-13 win over Knox County. Doster had eight points and Bryn Aylward had six in the win.
The mini win streak ended with a 17-11 fourth quarter run by Putnam County that gave the Midgets a 33-32 win. Elsie Kigar led SCR-I in scoring with nine points.
SCR-I got back into the win column with a 28-24 victory over Milan to open the Putnam County Tourney. Doster paced the scoring with 16 points and Tresa Huber and Bishop each added four.
Scotland County got some revenge on the host team, sneaking past the Midgets 22-21 in the semifinals with five different players scoring four points apiece.
But SCR-I ran into Schuyler County in the championship game and fell 27-4.
North Shelby made it two defeats in a row with a 36-10 win on November 19th.
After a week off over Thanksgiving, SCR-I came back to battle Schuyler County in a 14-11 defeat. Doster led the way with eight points and Bishop keyed a late rally with a big three-pointer.
On November 29th SCR-I recorded a 28-12 win over Milan as Doster poured in a season-high 17 points and Anders finished with eight.
Scotland County opened the Schuyler County Tourney with a 25-20 win over Clark County. Doster topped the scorebook with 10 points.
The Lady Tigers won the semifinals matchup over Milan 34-16. Doster led the way with 12 points. Huber had six and Kigar and Anders added five.
Schuyler County denied SCR-I the championship trophy in a hard-fought 27-25 defeat. Doster scored eight of her game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter rally that fell just short.