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Just seconds into the opening round game of the Brashear Tournament, Calesse Bair sank a three-pointer and Scotland County never looked back en route to a 69-31 victory over host Brashear.

Bair sank a pair of three-pointers in the first period and Kassie Bulen also connected from behind the arc. Chelsea Wood found Abi Feeney underneath the basket on a last-second inbounds play and Feeney converted the three-point play to put SCR-I on top 19-8.

Scotland County put the game away with a 17-0 run to start the second period. Maddie Brassfield opened the run with a three-pointer. Wood made a steal and went coast-to-coast for the layup. Bair followed with a pair of transition buckets she generated with steals on defense, forcing a Brashear timeout at the 4:27 mark. The stoppage did not halt the SCR-I run, as Wood continued a torrid second period that saw her score 11 points to put the Lady Tigers on top 43-13 at the intermission.

The junior center continued to dominate the paint in the third period, scoring eight points and Sadie Davis connected from behind the arc to extend the lead to 57-23  and force a running clock in the final quarter.

SCR-I outscored Brashear 12-8 in the final eight minutes as Bair and Bulen both sank three-pointers to make the final margin 69-31.

Wood posted a monster game, leading all scorers with 24 points while also grabbing 17 rebounds. Bair added a very efficient night, scoring 16 points on four of five shooting on three-pointers. Feeney pitched in with 11 points and dished out nine assists while making seven steals on defense.

Scotland County improved to 20-1 on the season with the win.