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Big 2nd half lifts Cardinals from Devil-ish , 73-45; Lady Cards drop 3rd straight

Mayfield's Jordan Harrison stays a step ahead of a South Fulton player Thursday in Tennessee. The Cardinals got a 43-16 second half to take the win.

JOSEPH "PEE WEE" PETTY/The Mayfield Messenger

By ERIC WALKER

ewalker@mayfield-messenger.com

SOUTH FULTON, Tennessee - Mayfield led by just one point at halftime over South Fulton, but ripped off 43 points in the second half while holding the Red Devils to just 16 for a 73-45 win Thursday.

Carson Guthrie had 23 points as the Cardinals shot 50 percent from the field (30 of 60) and also hit 9-of-11 free throws.

Connor Guthrie and Kent Trey Matthews each posted 14 points.

Mayfield (12-4) led by six points after the first quarter but were outscored by South Fulton (2-8), 18-13, that set up a 30-29 halftime score. But coming out of intermission, the Cardinals took a 50-40 lead going into the final period where they finished off the game with a 23-5 fourth quarter.

Dashun Bradshaw led the Red Devils with 13 points.

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Mayfield 17 13 20 23 73

South Fulton, Tenn. 11 18 11 5 45

MAYFIELD - Car. Guthrie 23, Con. Guthrie 14, Matthews 14, Harrison 7, Lancaster 6, Jones 5, Smith 4.

Field goals: 30-60. 3-pointers: 4-19. Free throws: 9-11.

SOUTH FULTON - Bradshaw 13, Hodges 8, Scott 6, Davis 6, McFarland 3, Murphy 2.

Field goals: 19. 3-pointers: 5. Free throws: 2-10.

Girls Basketball

South Fulton 49, Mayfield 27: The Lady Cardinals scored on just eight shots from the field and managed just single digits in the first three quarters in their 22-point loss to South Fulton, Tennessee.

Mayfield scored just 16 points in the first three frames while the Lady Devils built 37 points in that same period.

It marked the third straight loss for the 5-8 Lady Cardinals going into Saturday's All "A" tournament, and is the team's sixth loss in their last eight games.

Senior Emily Holmes led Mayfield with six points off a pair of three-pointers. Kyler Henson added five.

For South Fulton (3-5), Brittany Proctor scored 20 points, followed by Amber Lemon's 19.

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Mayfield 6 6 4 11 27

South Fulton 11 15 11 12 49

MAYFIELD - Holmes 6, Henson 5, Kemp 3, Fazzari 3, Looper 2, Felts 2, Barrix 2, Lawson 2, Emerson 1.

Field goals: 8. 3-pointers: 3. Free throws: 7-14.

SOUTH FULTON - Proctor 20, Lemon 19, McMinn 3, Britt 2, Buchanan 2, Quinn 2, Clapper 1.

Field goals: 16. 3-pointers: 10. Free throws: 7-12.