Gage Dodge puts up the floater as he splits the Milan defense during the Tigers’ conference victory on the road Friday night.

Gage Dodge puts up the floater as he splits the Milan defense during the Tigers’ conference victory on the road Friday night.

It took just four minutes on Friday night for Scotland County to build a double digit lead and the Tigers cruised to a big victory in the Tri-Rivers Conference opener on the road in Milan. Nine different Tigers got into the score book as SCR-i used a balanced scoring attack to blast the Wildcats 77-44 to improve to 4-1 on the season and 1-0 in the TRC.

Caleb Doubet scored the game’s first four points before Zach Doubet took over. The senior center’s three-point play made the score 11-3. He put his team on top by 10 points at the 4:24 mark with another score in the paint before Milan pulled within 21-13 at the end of the period.

Sturgis Knupp had six early points to start the second quarter before Aaron Buford scored on the fast break, in his first game of the 2015 season, to make the score 30-20.

Sturgis Knupp puts in two of his 16 points during Friday night’s victory in Milan.

Sturgis Knupp puts in two of his 16 points during Friday night’s victory in Milan.

The Tigers began pulling away late in the second quarter, taking a 43-28 lead into the locker room.

Gage Dodge poured in seven points in the third period as Scotland County added to the lead. A three-point play by Caleb Doubet pushed the lead to 48-30. The Tigers outscored Milan 20-11 in the period to lead 63-37 with just eight minutes left to play.

Lane Pence opened the fourth period with a three-point play. Knupp finished off a strong night with back-to-back scores before Will Fromm put the punctuation on a 77-44 win with a bucket in the paint.

Zach Doubet led SCR-I in scoring with 18 points while Knupp finished with 16 points. Buford gave the Tigers three players in double digits finishing with 10. Wyatt Bohle led Milan in scoring with 18 points.