Richland rolls past Bulldogs

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Cornersville's Stone Riner hits a runner over Richland's Chandler Rose in the first quarter. Photo by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

Richland recorded their eighth straight victory against the Cornersville Bulldogs (2-15, 0-7) on Saturday night when they throttled CHS 67-25 in Lynnville.

The Raiders (9-8, 4-3) dominated the game from the start and forged a 34-7 lead in the first half before outscoring Cornersville 33-18 over the final two quarters to cruise to the 42-point victory.

Despite hitting only four of 12 three-point attempts, Richland shot a blistering 59 percent (26 of 44) from the field overall and knocked down 11 of 14 free throws. The Raiders also committed just 10 turnovers and out-rebounded the Bulldogs 31-17.

CHS, conversely, finished with a mere 11 field goals on 25 percent shooting, missed all 12 attempts from beyond the arc, committed 17 turnovers, and went to the free-throw line only five times, hitting three.

"We got outworked tonight. Richland's effort was outstanding and ours was mediocre at best," said Cornersville coach Adrian Wilson. "They're not bigger than we are, but they killed us on the boards. I didn't see this coming. We had played well recently, but we couldn't get anything going tonight."

Reserve center Jacob Griffis led the Bulldogs with eight points on four-of-six shooting to go along with five rebounds, while Danny Gordon, Tate Lowery, and Dakota Lovett each added four points. Hayden McMahon and Stone Riner chipped in three and two points respectively for CHS as well.

Carson Edwards drilled three treys and paced Richland with 16 points, while Markus Batchelder hit seven of nine shots and finished with 14 points. Jacob Farrar also tallied seven points for the Raiders and Bret Boatright and Chandler Rose both had six points.