Lady Dogs remain perfect in district competition

Have clinched at least a share of fifth consecutive league championship
BY MARIE BAKKEN Reporter Staff Writer

Thorndale senior Chance Ging goes hard to the hole for a basket in the Bulldogs 65-64 victory over Holland Tuesday night. Reporter/Teresa Ging Thorndale senior Chance Ging goes hard to the hole for a basket in the Bulldogs 65-64 victory over Holland Tuesday night. Reporter/Teresa Ging With just two district games left, the No. 13 Thorndale Lady Dogs have clinched at least a share of the District 27-A title.

It would be the fifth consecutive loops title for Thorndale and seventh in the last eight seasons.

The Lady Dogs are now 8-0 in league play and 22-4 on the season.

There was really never a challenge from Holland at Bulldog Gym on Tuesday night as Thorndale won 65-12.

Caitlyn Goetz had a good night with 17 points for the Lady Dogs. Margie Llana had a stellar night as well w ith 16 points, eight rebounds and five steals.

The win over Holland extends the Lady Dogs’ winning streak to 14 with the team’s last lost coming on Dec. 11 against Class 3A ranked Bryan Rudder in the Franklin Tournament.

Thorndale hit the road Friday night and defeated rival Thrall 48-35. Jordan Heine led the way with 14 points for the Lady Dogs, followed by Caitlyn Goetz with 12. It was the closest district game Thorndale has played in this season.

“They’re not a bad team,” Lady Dogs head coach Bradley Dickerson said of Thrall. “We got in foul trouble a lot of the second half.”

Dickerson also said that the team is starting to focus on the postseason.

“We’re trying to get consistent for four quarters both defensively and offensively. We are still working on basics and try to get ready for the playoffs.”

The Lady Dogs led the league standings with Thrall and Granger fighting it out for the final two playoff spots. Holland, Milano and Bartlett are out of the postseason race.


The Bulldogs kept their district championship hopes alive by trimming Holland Tuesday night 65-64.

Thorndale stands 13-10 on the season and 5-1 in District 27A after the first round of play and trails only unbeaten Milano which handed the Bulldogs their only league loss.

Thorndale scratched out a three-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and had to hold off a Holland rally to secure the victory.

Paxton Jordan pumped in 17 points to spark the Bulldogs, followed by Matt Schneider’s 15 and Weston Fisher’s 11.

Friday, Thorndale thrashed Thrall 59-36 after leaping out to a huge halftime advantage.

Isaac Leyendecker poured in 15 to lead the Bulldogs as Tanner Thomas added 12.

Josh Ware ripped down 15 rebounds to accompany his eight points.

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