Meadowview Christian falls 67-45 at home to Cornerstone

Published 11:28 pm Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Meadowview’s Travis Stacey (13) is pressured by Cornerstone’s Guy Mitchell during Tuesday’s game at Meadowview. Cornerstone forced Meadowview into a number of turnovers with a full-court press defense. -- Robert Hudson

The Meadowview Christian Trojans got off to a fast start, but were eventually outpaced by their opponent, as they fell 67-45 at home to the Cornerstone Christian Chargers on Tuesday.

James Murphy, head boys basketball coach of Meadowview Christian School (0-2), said his team showed improvement from its season-opening loss against Eastwood, and so far it’s been a learning process.

“Compared to the first game we played, the guys actually played better,” Murphy said. “A lot of the guys haven’t played before, so the biggest thing is trying to teach them and going through the motions so we can hopefully make something happen. The guys played hard and my biggest thing is if they’re giving me 110 percent I can’t complain about it.”

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The Trojans got down 6-0 early in the first, but back-to-back 3-pointers by Dylan Lawrence and Travis Stacey tied the game back up and Meadowview used the momentum to keep the game close at 12-12 early in the second.

Meadowview took the lead at 17-16 when Lawrence hit another 3-pointer, but the Chargers used their full-court press defense to force a number of Trojans’ turnovers and outscored Meadowview 11-2 the rest of the half to take a 28-19 lead into the third quarter.

Cornerstone extended its lead to 18 points in the fourth. The Trojans cut the lead down to 12 points at 48-36 with the help of another Lawrence three, but Cornerstone kept the momentum.

Lawrence led Meadowview with 22 points, while Stacey added 15 points.

Guy Mitchell led Cornerstone with 14 points.

The Trojans play again on Thursday at 4 p.m. on the road at Cornerstone.