A young Putnam County girls basketball team had no answers for the Scotland County full-court press on Friday night in Unionville as the Lady Tigers rolled to a 49-21 victory in the match up of former Tri-Rivers Conference rivals.
SCR-I jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first period feasting on Putnam County turnovers. Kylee Stott hit a three-pointer and added a basket on the fast break to help build the early lead.
A three-point play by Stott and a hoop by Hannah Feeney helped balloon the margin to 18-2 early in the second period.
However, the Lady Tigers cooled off on offense, and battled turnover troubles of the their own, allowing Putnam County to rally. A pair of field goals by Kaylyn Anders push the lead back to 28-10 before Putnam County closed the second period on a 7-0 run.
The Lady Midgets scored to open the second half and trim the deficit back to single digits. That was as close as Putnam County would get. Madie Bondurant sank a pair of free throws and Micah Cooley scored in the paint. Stott and Anders then combined for eight points to close out the third quarter with SCR-I leading 40-21 courtesy of a 12-2 run.
The Lady Tigers capped off a dominating defensive performance, shutting out Putnam County over the final eight minutes to put a 49-21 victory in the books.
Stott led Scotland County in scoring with 12 points and Anders finished with 10 points while Cooley added seven and Bondurant and Khloe Hamlin each finished with six.
Scotland County improved to 3-2 on the season with the victory.