Huntland takes 2 from Cornersville
It was tough sledding for both Cornersville basketball teams on Thursday night, as the Lady Bulldogs were drubbed 64-32 by the Huntland Lady Hornets on the road while the Bulldogs dropped a 76-47 decision to the Hornets in the nightcap.
The Lady Hornets (11-5) stung Cornersville early and flew out to a 22-7 lead in the first quarter before outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 15-6 in the second period to open up a 37-13 advantage at halftime.
After putting together a 13-7 run in the third quarter to push their lead to 50-20, Huntland outscored the Lady Bulldogs 14-12 in the fourth period to cruise to their fifth straight win over CHS.
Caylee McLennon poured in a game high 19 to lead the Lady Hornets offensive attack. Ali Golden followed McLennon with nine points, while Morgan Sims, Kara Smith, and Gabby Bland tallied six points apiece.
Freshman center Morgan Terry failed to break double digits for the first time in 13 games, but still led the Lady Bulldogs (5-10) with eight points. Fellow freshman Emma Mitchell also tallied six points and Carson Coble added four points. Gabby King and Brooke Defoe chipped in three points for Cornersville as well, while Breanne Dunkleman, Madison Hopkins, Carly Salsman, and Sarah Beth Prosser each had two points.
In the nightcap, the Bulldogs (1-11) trailed just 14-12 at the end of the first quarter thanks to five points from Michael Allen and a Jamie Crowell trey, but the Hornets (9-7) broke the game open in the second period by engineering a 26-10 run to extend their lead to 40-22 at the break.
Huntland then used a 21-13 spurt in the third quarter to forge a 61-35 advantage before outscoring Cornersville 15-12 in the fourth period to cap their 29-point victory.
"They made a run in the second quarter and we just couldn't overcome it," said CHS coach Gerard Randolph. "They pounded the ball down low and we didn't have an answer for it. It also seemed like they made everything they threw up after the first quarter."
Tyler Smith and Kobe Foster formed a dynamic scoring duo for the Hornets, as Smith scored a game high 21 points while Foster tallied 18 points. Justin Sells also notched eight points for Huntland and Kaleob Ashley and Jarod Pendleton each added six points.
Allen paced the Bulldogs with 11 points, while Crowell and Kolbe McMahon added seven points apiece. Zack Smith tallied six points as well and Tate Lowery notched five points. Cody Caneer, Austin Ridinger, and Will Vanhooser also chipped in four, three, and two points respectively, while Brock Powers and Dillard Hatchett each had one point.