Points can be hard to come by against Scotland County’s aggressive full-court pressure, but on Tuesday evening in Westran, the Lady Tigers were particularly stingy, shutting out the Hornets the entire first half en route to a 55-10 victory.
SCR-I forced a whopping 44 turnovers by Westran and held the Lady Hornets to just three made field goals in the contest, limiting the opposition to 17% shooting.
The final margin likely would have been even more lopsided, but the Lady Tigers didn’t have one of their best shooting nights of the year either, converting just 30% of their shots, while not getting much better from the free throw line where SCR-I made just 11 of 28 free throws for 39%.
Scotland County jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the first quarter despite struggling to connect from behind the arc. SCR-I shot just 19% from three-point range in the contest.
The Lady Tigers extended the lead to 23-0 at the intermission.
Westran finally got on the board in the third period, but the Lady Tigers ramped up the offense, outscoring the home team 24-6 in the quarter.
Madie Bondurant, Hannah Feeney and Katie Feeney all made three-pointers and Emiley Dial converted a three-point play to make the score 43-6 with 1:54 left in the period.
A running clock over the final eight minutes resulted in a 55-10 final score.
Bondurant and Micah Cooley each finished with 11 points to lead SCR-I in scoring. Dial had eight points and five rebounds while Hannah Feeney also finished with eight points. Katie Feeney added seven points and a team-high seven steals as SCR-I improved to 7-4 on the year and 2-0 in the Lewis & Clark Conference.