No Scot finished in double-digit scoring and 16 turnover by Scotland doomed their fate early, as the team fell behind 11-4 in the first period.
Despite a late comeback, the hole was too great for the Scots to climb out of, dropping the 9-point decision after the Buccaneers ran the clock out late.
In the first period, McRae and the Scotland defense pick-pocketed the Buccaneers, leading to a fast break dunk to put the Scots up 2-0.
The basket would be the Scots’ last for over five minutes, as the team went on a scoreless drought, allowing Jack Britt to jump out to an 8-2 lead.
In the second period, Britt’s Daniel Camps dominated the Scots, hitting two free throws early in the quarter. Camps added a jumper just minutes later to put the Buccaneers up 15-5, as the visitors slowly added points to their lead to take a 26-14 score into the break.
After the half, Scotland played Jack Britt evenly in the third period, as both teams scored 14 points to end the quarter with a 40-28 score.
A 3-pointer by Tony McRae started off the Scots’ hot scoring quarter, with Seyyan Moody, Jamelle McIntyre and Xavier Bines all getting in the scoring column with baskets in the frame. Unfortunately for the Scots, their defense could not keep Jack Britt off the scoreboard.
In the fourth period, Scotland outscored the Buccaneers 12-9, but the Buccaneers held the ball late in the period to end any hope of a Scotland comeback.
Down nine at 45-36 with 3:15 left in the period, Jack Britt point guard Evan Heiman dribbled around the court, ticking the clock down to 1:55. The stall play kept Scotland from scoring, ensuring the visitor’s win.
McRae ended the game as Scotland’s leading scoring, registering nine points. Moody finished closed behind with eight points.
Scotland will next be in action after the Thanksgiving break against Pine Forest on Dec. 2.