After a tough start to the season, Scotland County turned the tables on the competition Tuesday night at Novinger, blasting Newtown-Harris 52-20 in the opening round of the Novinger Tourney.
SCR-I’s pressure defense forced 32 turnovers and allowed the Lady Tigers to get off twice as many shots as the opposition.
Scotland County jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first period and never looked back.
Ashleigh Creek and Nova Cline led the Lady Tigers on the night, pouring in 14 points apiece as SCR-I dominated the paint. Creek also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.
SCR-I built a 28-9 lead at halftime behind the stifling defensive performance. Katie Feeney had five steals on the night and Madie Bondurant had a solid game on defense as well as Newtown Harris shot just 30% on the night.
Feeney finished with eight points and also dished out five assists while Bondurant added eight points on the night as well for a balanced scoring attack.
SCR-I outscored Newtown-Harris 12-2 in the third period to put the game away.
The Lady Tigers improved to 1-1 on the year with the win, advancing to the semifinals to take on Atlanta..