Lady Bulldogs rout Culleoka, setting up first-place showdown

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

After suffering a 54-45 loss to Santa Fe on Jan 23, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs have ran off three straight district wins, the latest a 57-20 rout at Culleoka Friday night, setting up a one game showdown for the regular season District 11-A title versus Moore County in Cornersville Tuesday night.

Cornersville came into the game at 9-2 in district play and the Raiderettes were 10-1. Cornersville defeated Moore County 52-41 in the first meeting between the two squads this season and if both are tied at 10-2, the Lady Dawgs would win the crown on the head- to- head tiebreaker.

District play in 11-A begins this weekend in Richland and Cornersville will be host to the Region 6-A Tournament.

The Lady Bulldogs routed Culleoka from the start of the game, leading 31-9 after the first half. The second half was never close either as Cornersville head coach Micah Landers cleaned the bench as 10 players got into the scoring column.

Sara Nelms, averaging 17 points per game this season, hit right on that number versus the Lady Warriors. Sarah King and Kristin Fagan had 8 points each, Abbey Holder scored 6, Ashley Warren netted 5, Makenzie Hopkins scored 4, Courtney Cook had 3, and Nina Endsley, Brittny Wheeler, and Tiffani Skeen all had 2 points.

On the boys' side, the number four ranked Culleoka Warriors (24-2, 11-0) kept on rolling along, defeating the Bulldogs (12-12, 4-7), 47-22.

Cornersville sits in fifth place in District 11-A and will probably meet Huntland in the first round of the post-season.