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By David Sharp
Schuyler County converted steals into points during a 19-5 third quarter run, leading the Lady Rams (6-1) to a 47-27 non-conference varsity girls hoop win over Brashear. The Lady Tigers (6-3) limited their hosts to 14 first half points, scored mostly from perimeter jump shots.
The contest featured the two top seeded teams in the upcoming North Shelby Tournament. Schuyler County goes in as the top seed. Brashear got the better of first half play, and took an 18-14 lead into the dressing room.
The Lady Rams led 25-20 at the three minute mark of period three. Schuyler County stole the basketball on four straight possessions and took advantage of a Brashear turnover during their 9-2 spurt beginning the second half.
Tahnee Poe extended the Lady Ram margin to 35-21 with 41 seconds remaining in the third period. Stephanie Elsea finished a fast break near the close of the quarter. Schuyler County held a 35-23 lead after three quarters of basketball.
Schuyler County executed well on both ends of the court during the fourth quarter. Jackie Roberts gave the Lady Rams their largest lead of the game with a field goal at the 1:23 mark of the fourth quarter at 45-23.
Brashear finished the night with 16 turnovers, five steals and 21 team rebounds. Jessi Hill recorded five of the Lady Tigers’ ten assists. Jackie Roberts earned game scoring honors with 13 Schuyler County points. Kaitlin Stump had a good night from the perimeter and finished with ten points.
Tahnee Poe was next in line with nine Schuyler County points. The Lady Rams went 3-6 from the free throw line during the relatively cleanly played contest.
Christina Scudder recorded a ten point, ten rebound double-double. Hailee Kelsey scored seven points. Stephanie Elsea scored four Brashear points. Emily Ladwig scored four points and had two blocked shots. Jessi Hill added two BHS points.
The Lady Tigers host LaPlata in a Tri-County Conference make up game on January 7. Brashear hosts Bevier in another conference doubleheader on Friday, January 11.