CMS Lady Bulldogs sweep Columbia Academy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Cornersville's (12) Gabby King shoots a layup over Columbia Academy's (24) Scout Speer in the second quarter. Photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

The Cornersville Middle School Lady Bulldogs (6-3) completed the season sweep of Columbia Academy (2-10) on Thursday night when they defeated CA 21-8 at home.

Having beaten Columbia Academy 38-14 in their previous meeting on Oct. 28, the Lady Bulldogs once again had a relatively time with the Maury County private school, as they built a 13-2 lead in the first half before outscoring CA 8-6 over the final two periods to cruise to their sixth win of the season.

"This is one of those games where I told them that everyone better be ready to play tonight. I wanted to get a lot of the younger girls in because I wanted to get them some more experience. I was trying to mix and match players for most of the night," said Cornersville coach Peyton Newton.

Aided by a 4-of-4 shooting performance from center Demi Peters, the Lady Bulldogs finished with a 9-4 advantage in field goals and a 1-0 edge in three-pointers. Columbia Academy did outrebound Cornersville 28-26, but the Lady Bulldogs held a 13-11 edge on the offensive glass and forced 25 CA turnovers. CMS, conversely, turned the ball over only 14 times.

Peters once again narrowly missed recording a double-double, as she scored eight points and grabbed a game high 11 rebounds. Gabby King also tallied eight points and five rebounds for Cornersville, while Sierra Kinder and Sarah Beth Prosser chipped in three and two points respectively with Prosser notching seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Brittany Adair and Kylie Roberts notched four points apiece for Columbia Academy.

Cornersville got off to a fast start and raced out to a 9-0 lead late in the first quarter with the help of four points from King, a Kinder trey, and a offensive put back by Peters.

After CA trimmed the deficit to 9-2 at the end of the first quarter on an offensive put back by Adair, the Lady Bulldogs outscored Columbia Academy 4-0 in the second period thanks to a King layup and an offensive put back by Peters to take a 13-2 advantage into the break.

Cornersville's (25) Sarah Beth Prosser scores on a layup in the first quarter against Columbia Academy.

Cornersville then tallied the first four points of the second half on a pair of layups by Prosser and King to stretch their lead to 17-2 before Columbia Academy rattled off six straight points to narrow the gap to 17-8 at the end of the third quarter.

CA would pull no closer than that, as the Lady Bulldogs outscored CA 4-0 in the fourth period behind a couple of offensive put backs from Peters to close out their 21-8 victory.