Two Tigers teams closed out a busy day of campus bowl activity in Memphis on Saturday with third place finishes at the Scotland County Invitational.
SCR-I had to settle for third place in the varsity bracket, despite earning the top seed in the championship bracket after a strong showing in opening play against the 10-team field.
The SCR-I A team opened with a 300-80 win over Knox County B. Jacob Kapfer answered seven toss up questions and Adam Slayton answered six.
Scotland County then blasted North Shelby 310-40. Slayton led the scoring answered seven toss ups. Kapfer answered five and Conner Harrison answered two.
The Tigers nailed down the top spot in the afternoon finals by besting Knox County A team 280-110. SCR-I outscored the Eagles 170-40 in the second half, answering eight of the 12 toss-ups. Slayton again led the way with seven, while Kapfer had three and Harrison had two.
The Scotland County B team earned the #4 seed in the bracket. They beat North Shelby 190-30 in the opener. Zach Behrens answered six toss up questions.
The team put up even bigger numbers in the second contest, pounding Putnam County 370-50. Behrens answered eight toss up questions and Anna Triplett answered seven.
The SCR-I B team fell to Hannibal 260-130 in the final morning match.
They entered the six-team championship bracket as the fourth seed and faced Knox County A. The Eagles came away with a 210-140 win to end the SCR-I B team’s day. Behrens had 60 points in the loss.
That set up a rematch in the semifinals between SCR-I A team and Knox County. The Eagles scored 30 points on the final question to tie the score at 180-180 and force overtime. Knox County won the overtime 3-2 to advance to the title match where they lost to Hannibal.
The SCR-I A team then went on to best Milan 230-160 to claim third place.
Slayton answered six toss up questions in the win.
Slayton and Behrens were named to the all tournament team along with Kelvin Vieyra of Milan, Joseph Aaronson of Knox County, Xavier Pocrsk of Hannibal and Jackson Stram of North Shelby.
The junior high tournament featured a 16-team field. The Scotland County team opened with a 220-180 win over North Shelby B team. Iris Mishra led the way answering eight toss up questions.
The Tigers then edged North Shelby A team by a final score of 250-230. Mishra again topped the scorebook with 70 points and Jackson McKee added 40.
Brashear A team ended the run with a 260-180 win over the Tigers despite Mishra and McKee combining to answer nine toss up questions.
The SCR-I B team dropped its opener 250-130 to Putnam County, Tyson Hillyer led the team in scoring with 40 points.
Schuyler County’s A team handed them a second straight defeat by a final of 240-160. Hugh Baker answered four toss ups in the loss.
The Tigers posted a 300-110 loss to the North Shelby A team. Baker, Hillyer and Lathan McAfee each answered two toss ups in the win.
The Scotland County A team earned the #5 seed in the six-team finals bracket. SCR-I broke a 170-170 tie in the bonus round of the final question to move on with a 180-170 win over Knox County. Mishra answered six toss ups in the win.
SCR-I fell to eventual champions North Shelby C team in the semifinals by a score of 390-180.
The Tigers rallied for a 180-170 win over Schuyler County A to claim third place. Mishra answered five toss ups questions in the win.
Mishra’s 5.8 scoring average earned her a place on the all tourney team. Aden Johnson of North Shelby C led the team with an 11.0 average. Also named to the all tournament team were Ladon Fisher of Brashear, Austin Wilson of North Shelby B team, Emma Witlock of Milan and Hayden Dixon of Schuyler County.