Bryson Johnson

Huntland's Bryson Johnson backs down a defender in the post during a game Friday at Cornersville High School. Johnson scored 21 points in the 81-51 win.

The Huntland High School Hornets beat the Cornersville Bulldogs 81-51 on the road Friday for their fifth win of the season.

The Hornets put together one of their best offensive performances of the season as they hit nine 3-pointers and pulled away in the second half to get a district victory.

The Hornets opened the game with a 13-3 run fueled by three of those 3-pointers to establish control of the scoreboard early.

They led 20-13 after one quarter.

The Hornets continued to build on their lead in the second quarter as they shot the ball well in the paint and outside of the arc.

They led 39-25 at halftime.

The Hornets closed out the third quarter on a 16-4 run to almost double their advantage as they kept the deficit above 20 points for the rest of the day.

They led 65-39 going into the final period.

The Bulldogs continued to be unable to slow down the Hornets as they added a few more points to their lead in the fourth quarter before winning by 30.

Bryson Johnson led the Hornets with 21 points for the game, followed by Will Jolley with 17 points and Garrett Jernigan with 16.

Colton Ray scored 13 points, Dylan Schultz scored six, Eli Stevenson and Braylen Phillips scored three points each and Noah Thompson scored two.

With the win, the Hornets improved to 5-11 on the season and 1-0 in district play.

They will next play Tuesday at home against Eagleville High School. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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