Stallions race past CMS Bulldogs

Friday, January 13, 2012
CMS' Ben Proctor goes up for a layup in the first quarter against South Lawrence. Photo by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

The Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs suffered their sixth straight setback on Monday night when they were defeated 35-13 at home by the South Lawrence Stallions.

Having lost 42-24 to South Lawrence earlier in the season, the Bulldogs actually held a 7-4 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to a Justin Singleton layup and a two free throws and a three-pointer from Ben Proctor.

Things, however, started to go downhill for CMS (1-14) in the second period, as the Stallions outscored Cornersville 7-0 in the stanza to take an 11-7 advantage into halftime.

South Lawrence then broke the game open in the third quarter by putting together a 16-1 run to forge a 26-8 lead.

The Bulldogs trimmed the deficit to 26-13 early in the fourth period with the help of a layup by Singleton and a Ty Landers trey, but the Stallions ended the contest with a 9-0 spurt to cap their 22-point victory.

Aided by a 6-of-14 shooting performance in the third quarter, South Lawrence finished with an 11-4 edge in field goals and outscored CMS 12-3 at the foul line. The Stallions also held a 13-11 advantage on the offensive glass and outrebounded Cornersville 42-31 overall.

Will McBee paced South Lawrence with 10 points, while Kirkland Surratt added eight points. Luke Childress also tallied seven points and 11 rebounds, and Ryan Weathers had five points. Clay Gamble and Alec Rhodes chipped in three and two points respectively for the Stallions as well with Rhodes grabbing 11 rebounds.

Proctor led the Bulldogs with five points and five steals, while Singleton and Landers both scored four points with Singleton pulling down seven rebounds.