After a fast start Tuesday night versus Westran, the Scotland County Lady Tigers appeared to pump the breaks in the second period, allowing the Hornets to stick around a little longer than expected.
That all changed in the second half, as SCR-I clamped down on the defensive end and limited Westran to just four total points combined in the third and fourth quarters en route to a 45-15 victory.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 10-0 lead as Kylee Stott and Micah Cooley led the way with fast break scores created off turnovers forced by the SCR-I full-court pressure.
Cooley had six points and Hannah Feeney had a pair of buckets as Scotland County led 13-3 after eight minutes of play.
Stott and Feeney added scores to start the second period as the margin grew to as much as 18-3.
Instead of putting Westran away, SCR-I allowed the Hornets to stick around and Westran went on an 8-3 run to pull within 21-11 at the intermission.
SCR-I struggled to put the ball in the basket in the third quarter aside from Katie Feeney. The senior scored six of the Lady Tigers eight points.
The margin still expanded however as the Scotland County defense surrendered just a single point to build the 49-12 advantage.
Cooley and Alayna Whitaker combined to score seven points on the interior and Aayla Humphrey sank SCR-I’s lone three-pointer of the contest in the fourth period as SCR-I outscored Westran 16-3 to make the final margin of victory 45-15.
Cooley finished with 11 points to lead Scotland County in scoring. Stott finished with eight points and added four steals while Hannah Feeney had six points and dished out five assists.
Scotland County improved to 9-3 and 2-0 in the Lewis and Clark Conference with the win.