Elkton rolls past CMS Bulldogs

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
CMS' Dayveontae Brown scores on a layup in the third quarter against Elkton. Photo by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

On Thursday, the Cornersville Bulldogs (1-13) lost to Elkton for the third time this season when they dropped a 46-28 decision to the Elks at home.

CMS was swimming upstream the entire contest, as Elkton built a 21-6 lead in the first half prior to opening up a 35-11 advantage late in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs put together a 12-0 run with the help of four points apiece from Dayveontae Brown and Ben Proctor to narrow the gap to 37-23 midway through the fourth period before the Elks outscored Cornersville 9-5 the rest of the way to cap their 18-point victory.

Aided by a 6-of-10 effort from three-point range, Elkton finished with 17 field goals on 35 percent shooting. The Elks also outrebounded CMS 33-20 and held a commanding 18-7 edge on the offensive boards.

The Bulldogs, conversely, mustered only 10 field goals 36 percent shooting and made just 1-of-8 attempts from beyond the arc.

Point guard Shawn Gibson canned three treys and paced Elkton with 14 points, nine rebounds, and five steals, while center Jedidiah Jenkins tallied 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go along with four steals.

Brown hit 4-of-8 shots and led Cornersville with 10 points and nine rebounds. Nate Huitt followed Brown with five points, while Proctor and J.D. Crabtree both added four points. Justin Singleton and Aaron Fox rounded out the scoring for the Bulldogs with three and two points respectively.