CORNERSVILLE — Fayetteville City employed an up-tempo game plan to near-perfection, forcing several Cornersville turnovers in the process and left with a 67-31 win over the Bulldogs on Friday …
CORNERSVILLE — Fayetteville City employed an up-tempo game plan to near-perfection, forcing several Cornersville turnovers in the process and left with a 67-31 win over the Bulldogs on Friday night.
Simply put, Cornersville struggled to solve the full-court pressure by the Tigers in the first half and as such, the visitors were able to build a 16-5 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Cornersville’s only first-quarter field goals came courtesy of Ben Franklin and Blaine Woodard.
Gage Lovell gave the home team a bit of a spark in the second quarter and accounted for seven of the team’s 11 points in the second frame.
He also drew several fouls, but cashed in on just 3-of-8 tries at the charity stripe.
Faytteville also was able to pick up several fouls as the game’s pace slowed to a near halt.
Both teams combined for 18 free throw attempts in the period.
With 16 more points on the scoreboard in the second, Fayetteville held a 32-16 lead over the ‘Dawgs at the half.
The crushing blow came on a 22-8 run in the third period in which the Tigers were able to once again fight their way to the free throw line and made 5-of-6 attempts, in conjunction with a combined 18 points from Camaurionn Taylor and Isaiah Thomsion.
Kel Ford chipped in five points, including a trey, for Cornersville.
By the fourth, both teams emptied the bench as the Tigers held on for the 36-point win.
Thomison led all scorers with 16 points, while Lovell was the top-scorer for the Bulldogs with nine.
The Eagles are back on the road on Tuesday night, traveling to Eagleville for another District 9-A tilt.
Fayetteville 16 16 22 13 — 67
Cornersville 5 11 8 7 — 31
Fayetteville: Isaiah Thomison 16, Camaurionn Taylor 13, Aljarea Johnson 8, Kentius Henderson 7, Samuel Willoughby 7, Eli Groce 5, Phillip Bonner 3, Jack Fincher 3, Bryson Johnson 2.
Cornersville: Gage Lovell 9, Kel Ford 7, Hunter Uland 4, Blaine Woodard 4, Ben Franklin 3, Canaan Bennett 3, Hayde Grover.
3-Point goals: Fayetteville (6): Bonner 2, Henderson, Taylor, Thomison, Groce;
Halftime score: Fayetteville 32, Cornresville 16.