Paris used a big first quarter run to pull away from Scotland County on Friday night en route to a 64-48 victory in Lewis & Clark Conference action.
The Lady Tigers actually jumped out to a 3-2 lead after Madie Bondurant made a steal on defense and converted the fast break opportunity. A free throw by Kaylyn Anders gave SCR-I what would be its lone lead of the night at 3-2.
Paris answered with a 15-0 run that finally forced a timeout by Coach Cory Shultz with SCR-I trailing 17-3.
Ashleigh Creek sank a three-pointer and Micah Cooley scored on an offensive rebound to cut the deficit to 23-8 to close out the period.
Paris extended the margin to 34-14 before SCR-I hit its first field goal of the second half, a three-pointer by Creek. Khloe Hamlin beat the buzzer with a three-pointer but SCR-I still trailed 44-22 heading to the locker room.
It took SCR-I nearly four minutes to score its first points of the second half when Katie Feeney sank a three-pointer. Bondurant connected from behind the arc and Micah Cooley scored in the paint before Feeney converted on a drive to the rim. A pair of free throws by Julie Long cut the Paris lead to 55-34 heading to the fourth quarter.
Back-to-back scores by Feeney and Anders helped the Lady Tigers open the final period with a flourish. Long and Creek sank three pointers before Cooley converted in the paint to make the final score 64-48.
The reigning Lewis & Clark conference champions closed out league play with a 3-5 mark, falling to 12-11 overall. Creek led the team in scoring with 13 points while Bondurant, Cooley and Feeney each finished with seven points.