CMS Bulldogs can't keep pace with New Prospect
It was a rough evening for the Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs (0-4), as they suffered a 51-16 loss on the road to the New Prospect Tigers on Thursday.
Exploiting their noticeable height advantage inside, New Prospect dominated the first two quarters of play and forged a 36-7 lead in the first half.
Cornersville outscored the Tigers 7-3 in the third quarter with the help of a Ty Landers three-pointer and a pair of baskets from Justin Singleton and Dayveontae Brown to trim the deficit to 39-14, but New Prospect closed the game with a 12-2 run to polish off their 35-point victory.
Led by center Cane Rohling, New Prospect had their way in the paint and outrebounded CMS 43-14, which included a 24-1 edge on the offensive glass, while also forcing 24 Bulldog turnovers.
As a result, the Tigers attempted 30 more shots (58-28) than Cornersville, finished with a 21-7 edge in field goals, and outscored CMS 6-0 at the foul line.
"We just don't have any guys that have played a lot of organized basketball and don't know how to respond to these types of situations," said Cornersville coach Adrian Wilson. "I promise that we practice and work on things, but we're just inexperienced. Anytime we face size it's a concern because we don't have any size right now."
Rohling and guard Kirk Kemp both poured in 17 points to spearhead New Prospect's offensive attack with Rohling pulling down a game high 16 rebounds. Peyton Buie and Zach Coleman added six and five points respectively for the Tigers as well.
Ty Landers hit two treys and paced the Bulldogs with eight points, while Brown tallied four points and grabbed six rebounds. Singleton and Ben Proctor rounded out the scoring for Cornersville with two points apiece.