Dawgs run away from Cats
Cornersville Middle School basketball held their eighth grade night on Thursday and the senior middle schoolers delivered in a big way for both the boys and girls as they swept Minor Hill.
The Lady Bulldogs won 36-16 in a solid coast-to-coast effort over the Cats from southern Giles County.
Brooke Holt scored on Cornersville's first touch and moments later Kinsley Hargrove tied the game at 2.
The squads traded buckets before Holt converted a three-point play after a nice rebound and put-back under the goal.
With about two and half minutes to go in the opening period, CMS's Joslynn Scarfone got free underneath and scored, making it 9-4.
The Lady Cats got two more buckets and Holt sunk another free throw before the quarter ended, giving the hometown Dawgs a 10-6 led after the first six minutes.
The Lady Dawgs made a statement to begin the second quarter, running, gunning, and pressing their way to a dominating 12-2 period that added up to a 22-8 halftime lead.
Haley Stacey scored six points in the second quarter, and Holt, Ashley Umbles, and Britton Stewart all knocked down a deuce as the Lady Dawgs ran and hide from the Cats.
Period number three was total domination for Cornersville as they ran off ten straight to begin the quarter, mounting an overwhelming 32-8 lead with just under three minutes to play.
Umbles, Holt, and Meredith McMasters all netted four points in the third quarter as CMS took a 34-12 lead into the final period.
CMS head coach Joy McMasters emptied the bench for the last six minutes and the Lady Bulldogs (16-3) cruised home for the twenty-point win.
Holt finished as the game high scorer with 10 points. Umbles, McMasters, and Stacey all finished with 6 points and Stewart, Scarfone, and Claire Garrell all had 2 points.
Bulldogs give coach baby present
Cornersville boys head coach Adrian Wilson celebrated the birth of his baby daughter on Dec. 30, 2009 and on Thursday; the Dawgs gave him a 36-22 win over the Wildcats as a present.
Dale Schrader scored off of the tip for the Wildcats.
Tate Lowry got the Dawgs in the scoring column at the other end of the court and moments later, Jamie Crowell buried a three-pointer for Wilson's canines, giving the home team a lead they would never surrender.
Cornersville led 9-5 after quarter number one, but Kelby Rich opened up the second period with a bucket for the Wildcats, cutting the CMS in half.
Tyler Lowry scored five points and Tate Lowry one point after the Rich bucket and the Dawgs took a 15-11 lead into the halftime break.
Tyler Lowry opened up the third period of the game with a basket for Cornersville and Minor Hill called timeout.
After the stoppage, Minor Hill's Peyton Oliver was fouled and hit one of two from the free throw line.
The Lowry boys each got a basket as the Cornersville lead swelled to 21-12.
Wilson called timeout to set the defense Stone Riner followed the coach's directions perfectly, stealing the rock from the Wildcats and racing in for a lay-up.
A missed shot at the other end led to one of two from the line for Zach Shaddy and the CMS lead went to 24-12.
Riner and Shaddy would score again the final minute of the quarter as the Dawgs doubled up the score 28-14 on the Cats after three periods.
Cornersville led by as many as 16 points in the final period before settling for the 14-point win at 36-22.
Tyler Lowry led the Bulldogs with 11 points, Tate Lowry was two behind with 9, Shaddy was two behind him with 7, Crowell was two behind Shaddy with 5, and Riner was one marker behind Crowell with 4 points.
CMS will play their last game of the season on Monday Jan. 25 at home versus Richland.