Chelsea Wood scored 28 points to help lead Scotland County past Putnam County 60-47 to secure the Brashear Tournament Championship.
The difference a week can make. Just seven days after knocking down 13 three-pointers en route to a season-high 93 points in a victory over Putnam County, the Lady Tigers were able to connect just once from behind the arc on Saturday night in the championship game of the Brashear Tournament. Scotland County instead turned to its defense to secure its 16th straight win, edging the Midgets 60-47 to claim the tourney title.
SCR-I looked like it might run away with the game early, jumping out to a 9-2 lead after a three-pointer by Calesse Bair. But the Lady Tigers shooting quickly tailed off. Chelsea Wood cleaned up a pair of misses with put backs on offensive rebounds but the Lady Midgets closed the first period with a 5-0 run to trim the deficit to 15-11.
Putnam County pulled within two points early in the second period before Wood sank a pair of free throws. SCR-I turned to its interior game, as Wood and Ashleigh Creek scored six straight points to finish an SCR-I rally that extended the lead to 31-21.
Putnam County began chipping away at the 33-25 halftime lead, again pulling to within one possession in the third period. Wood kept Scotland County on top, scoring 10 third-quarter points that helped maintain a 47-44 advantage.
Scotland County’s defense took over in the fourth period. SCR-I held the Lady Midgets to just three points. Wood continued her strong performance with a pair of field goals before a bucket by Bair at the 3:32 mark extended the lead to 56-46.
The Lady Tigers only managed four Abi Feeney free throws down the stretch but the defense kept Putnam County off the scoreboard, securing the 60-47 win.
Wood scored a season-high 28 points in the win. Bair finished with 12 points and Feeney added eight points and also dished out 12 assists as Scotland County ran its record to 22-1 on the season.