The Huntland Middle School Hornets lost to the South Lincoln Eagles 51-37 on the road Monday for their second loss of the season.
The Hornets kept the contest close through the first half, but a one-sided third quarter would put them in a big hole as they ultimately took the loss.
The Hornets scored just three points in the opening period as they faced an early deficit.
They trailed 9-3 after one quarter.
The Hornets began to get their offense going in the second quarter, but the Eagles continued to hold them at bay.
The Hornets trailed 19-11 at halftime.
The Eagles opened the third quarter with an 18-1 run that pushed the deficit up to double digits for the remainder of the day. Landon Farmer scored four of Huntland’s five points in the third quarter.
The Hornets trailed 39-16 going into the final period.
The Hornets were able to erase a portion of the lead in the fourth quarter, but it would not be enough as they lost by 14.
Farmer led the Hornets with 10 points for the game, followed by Demetri Reed with nine points and Caleb Maxwell and Tyrese Stovall with five points each.
Brody Maxwell scored three points, Luke Yarbrough and Noah McLennan scored two points each, and Kannon Lafevers scored one point.
With the loss, the Hornets moved to 3-2 on the season.
They will next play Tuesday at Fayetteville Middle School. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.