Cornrsville drops 2 on road

Friday, December 19, 2014
Cornersville center (34) Morgan Terry scored a career high 30 points in the Lady Bulldogs' 55-51 loss to Mt. Pleasant. Photo by Pap

The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs saw their 15-game winning streak against District rival Mt. Pleasant go by the wayside on Tuesday night when they dropped a hard fought 55-51 decision to the Lady Tigers on the road.

Playing without three senior starters, the Bulldogs (0-7, 0-4 District) ran into a buzz saw in the nightcap, as they were thrashed 68-26 by the Tigers (5-3, 4-1 District).

Freshman center Morgan Terry helped the Lady Bulldogs (3-7, 2-2 District) get off to a solid start by tallying nine points in the first quarter to stake CHS to a 10-7 advantage.

Halftime lead

Cornersville then outscored Mt. Pleasant 14-13 in the second period behind six points from Terry and a Madison Hopkins three to open up a 24-20 advantage at halftime before stretching their lead to 39-34 in the third quarter on the strength of 11 points from Terry.

All of the Lady Bulldogs' hard work went down the drain in the fourth period, however, as the Lady Tigers (4-8, 4-1 District) put together a 21-12 run in the stanza with the help of 17 free throws and a pair of baskets from Kati Woodson and Alexis Angus to pull out the four-point victory.

Although the Lady Bulldogs finished with a 19-15 advantage in field goals, Mt. Pleasant held a 6-2 edge in three-pointers and outscored CHS 19-11 at the foul line.

"They got in the bonus in the fourth quarter and they hit their free throws," said Cornersville coach Peyton Newton. "Our guards did a good job of feeding Morgan the ball and she scored a lot of points off offensive put backs, but they started doubling down on her and we didn't hit open shots from the perimeter."

High game

The loss overshadowed an impressive performance by Terry, who poured in a career high 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Carson Coble followed Terry with eight points and Hopkins tallied six points. Emma Mitchell and Carly Salsman chipped in three points apiece for the Lady Bulldogs as well, while Taylor Powers had one point.

Alyssa Lemay drilled five treys and paced three Lady Tiger players in double figures with 24 points. India Frierson also notched 13 points for Mt. Pleasant while Woodson added 10 points.

The Tigers moved in for the kill early against the Bulldogs and raced out to a 23-6 lead in the first quarter before outscoring Cornersville 16-7 in the second period to forge a 39-13 lead at the break.

After going on a 21-6 run in the third quarter to stretch their lead to 60-19, Mt. Pleasant outscored CHS 8-7 in the fourth period to wrap up their 42-point triumph.

Walter Crawford led the Tigers with a game high 16 points. Trez Rogers tallied 12 points for Mt. Pleasant as well, while Trevor Bailey added 10 points.

Ben Taylor paced the Bulldogs with nine points and David Looney notched three points. Michael Allen, Hunter Swinney, Justin Black, Kolbe McMahon, Cody Caneer, Brock Powers, and Austin Ridinger chipped in two points for Cornersville as well.