Scotland County rang in the New Year with a victory. The Lady Tigers clobbered Clark County 54-34 on Friday, January 4th to bring home the consolation prize from the Highland Tournament for their first win of 2019.
Micah Cooley converted a three-point play to open the scoring for SCR-I, but a slow stretch forced coach Cory Shultz to his bench. Freshman Emiley Dial responded with four points to give SCR-I a 9-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Cooley had a pair of field goals to start the second half before Hannah Feeney converted a three-point play. Dial followed that with a three-point play of her own to extend the Scotland County lead to 20-8 with 3:29 left in the second quarter. Katie Feeney sank a three-pointer and Dial added pair of free throws as SCR-I headed to the locker room on top 26-15.
Scotland County added to the cushion in the third period. Khloe Hamlin scored six straight points to open the period. Fast break buckets by Cooley and Hannah Feeney added to the lead as the SCR-I full court press took its toll on the Lady Indians.
Katie Feeney scored on a drive to the rim and then hit from behind the three-point line before Dial scored in the paint to put the Lady Tigers on top 43-25 to close the third period.
The balanced scoring continued as Dial opened the fourth period with a bucket before Hannah Feeney sank a three-pointer. Cooley closed out the run with a three-point play that helped SCR-I secure the 54-34 win.
Dial scored a career-high 13 points to lead SCR-I. Cooley also finished with 13 points and Katie Feeney had 10 points and Hannah Feeney had eight as Scotland County improved to 6-4 with the win.