Lady Dawgs hold county banner at World Tournament

Thursday, December 10, 2009
CMS's Ashley Umbles (43) scores two of her ten points in the game as the Lady Dawgs became the only Marshall County team to advance past the first round of this year's World Tournament as the Lady Dawgs beat Eagleville 38-20. Tribune Photo by Anthony S. Puca

The CMS Lady Bulldogs had the bite in Wednesday night's first round World Tournament game versus Eagleville, pouncing out to an early 8-2 lead and never looked back, coasting home to a 38-32 win.

The Lady Dawg victory would turn out to be the lone notch in the win column for any of the three Marshall County schools in the tournament.

"I'm proud of them to advance. I thought we played pretty well rounded out basketball tonight. " said CMS head coach Joy McMasters after the contest.

Asked about what it would mean to win the tournament, McMasters smiled and said, "It would mean a lot, but there are some strong teams in it. We are just glad to advance the first night of tournament play. It is survive and advance and that was what we were trying to do tonight."

Cornersville took a 15-5 first quarter lead and kept the margin at ten points, leading 21-11 at the half.

Brooke Holt had 7 points in the first half and ended up with 11, as did Haley Stacey.

Stacey, Ashley Umbles, Taylor Wolaver, and Meredith McMasters controlled the glass for much of the game while Holt and Breanne Dunkleman ran the show in the backcourt.

The Lady Dawgs take on Cascade Thursday night, hoping to advance to Saturday night's final, most likely versus the tough and unbeaten Lady Cougars from MTCS.

Umbles scored 10 points in the game, McMasters ended up with 3, Dunkleman had 2 points, and Wolaver 1.