Lady Dawgs post first-round win

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Brittney Dickens cuts off Laura Holmes on her way to the basket.

The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs took care of business Monday night in "C" Town with a 61-44 victory over Columbia Academy in the first round of the District 11A Tournament.

The prize they get is a game no team in the state wants, a second-round match-up with the fourth-ranked Richland Lady Raiders and surefire Miss Basketball candidate Rachel Glidden.

The Thursday night meeting in Culleoka will be the third meeting between the two teams this season, with Richland (26-2, 12-0) coming out victorious in both games.

Cornersville (16-10, 7-5) senior guard Sara Barnett, who helped spark a first-quarter run that got the Lady Dawgs going early, said after the game versus Columbia Academy, "We have been in this position before and have won. Like they say, it is hard to beat a good team three times in a season.

We will have to come with our 'A' game. We will do what we do."

The Lady Bulldogs scored first on an out of bounds play under their basket when Barnett found a wide open Tori Wolaver for a lay-in. Sarah King, who led the Lady Dawgs in scoring with 17 points, made one of two from the line for a three-zip lead.

See Wednesday's Tribune for the compete story.