Lady Bulldogs blowout Riverside Christian

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Cornersville's Tiffany Skeen hits a short jumper in the third quarter against Riverside Christian. Photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

Coming off a hard fought 48-38 win over Community three days earlier, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (2-0) allowed coach Micah Landers to have a stress free night on the sidelines when they crushed the Riverside Christian Academy Lady Knights 58-12 in Fayetteville on Friday.

The Lady Bulldogs blew the game open early and forged a 34-12 lead in the first half before outscoring RCA 24-0 over the final two quarters to roll to the 46-point victory.

Aided by a strong performance from their frontcourt, which had three double digit scorers and accounted for 41 of their 58 points, Cornersville finished with 21 field goals on 43 percent shooting.

The Lady Bulldogs also dished out 17 assists as a team, outrebounded Riverside Christian 48-15, held a 15-3 edge on the offensive glass, and knocked down 15-of-23 free throws.

Reserve center Ashley Umbles posted a double-double and led CHS with 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Kaitlyn Rogers and Brittany Umbles both tallied 11 points. Haley Stacey (six points), Kelsey Wortham (five points), Kaleigh Welch (four points), Brooke Holt (three points), Tiffany Skeen (two points), Britton Stewart (two points), and Ashley Warren (one point) rounded out the scoring for Cornersville with Stewart pulling down 10 rebounds and Warren recording seven assists and three steals.

"I was glad we came out and took care of business. Anytime all of the young kids get to play it's a good night. I thought we moved the ball well and we're going to try and get ready for our next game against Chapel Hill," said Landers.

Cornersville's Ashley Warren fires up a three-pointer in the first quarter against Riverside Christian.

The Lady Knights (0-2), conversely, were stuck in neutral offensively the entire evening and mustered just five field goals on 11 percent shooting, which included a 2-of-14 effort from beyond the arc.

Morgan Honey paced RCA with 10 points and Hailey Alber had two points.

The Lady Bulldogs pounced on Riverside Christian at the start off the game and jumped out to an 13-2 lead with 2:02 left in the first quarter on the strength of six points from Brittany Umbles and a Rogers three-point play.

RCA trimmed the deficit to 15-8 early in the second period with the help of two treys from Honey, but Cornersville put together an 18-2 run behind a Holt three and four points apiece from Welch, Rogers, and Ashley Umbles to open up a 33-10 advantage late in the stanza prior to taking a 34-12 lead into the break.

CHS then stretched their lead to 50-12 in the third quarter with the help of six points from Ashley Umbles and four points from Rogers before outscoring the Lady Knights 8-0 in the fourth thanks to four points from Stacey and baskets from Stewart and Wortham to cap their 58-12 victory.