Lady Dogs, Lady Eagles get back on track with big wins
THORNDALE—The No. 11 Thorndale Lady Dogs broke a two game losing streak on Tuesday night after taking the opening game of District 27-2A play against Lexington at Bulldog Gym. Thorndale escaped with a 43-38 win and are now11-4 on the season.
The Lady Dogs led 27-19 at the half and still led by eight going into the final frame. Lexington made a late push, but Thorndale held them off to take the victory.
Marlene Hall led the Lady Dogs with 11 points, followed by Katy Bransom with eight.
Lady Dogs head coach Bradley Dickerson said his team is ready to get the real season under way.
“I think we’ve made leaps and bounds from where we were 14 days ago. We are improving in all areas. I’m confident about this team and their abilities,” Dickerson said. “We know it will be a 14 game grind through district, but, we are up for the challenge.”
The Lady Dogs lost at home on Friday to Burnet 32-26. Thorndale trailed 13-12 at the half, but were outscored 11-6 in the third quarter and could not make up the deficit.
Sophomore Olivia Atkins led the team with 14 points in the loss.
The Milano Lady Eagles are getting back on track after taking home the consolation trophy from the Snook tournament over the weekend.
“I think the ladies have learned how valuable each team member is, and that they are coming together as a team. There is no quit, we are very proud them,” Lady Eagles head coach Virginia Beard said.
Milano opened up tournament play on Thursday with a close 29-28 loss to North Zulch. Freshman Kelly Wadlington led the team with nine in that game. The Lady Eagles then turned around and took out Bryan-St. Joseph’s Academy 47-33 to play for the consolation prize. Senior Masey Turnage led all scorers
with 21 points, followed by fellow senior Ash leigh Dy kes w it h 13. O n Sat urday, the Lady Eagles defeated Anderson-Shiro 41-29 to take consolation. D ykes led the tea m with 24 p oints and was also s elected to the all-tournament team. Anderson had beat Milano 41-35 a week early in their tou r na ment.
The Lady E agles are now 5-10 on the season. Mi lano girls had 2.562 in. an open date on Tuesd ay n ight , but will get things rolling again as t hey host Iola on Friday, w it h v arsity onl y starting at 5 p.m. The girls will then host Normangee on Monday, Dec. 20 at 2:30 p.m. be fore t ak ing a brea k . They w ill travel to Normangee on Tuesday, Ja n. 4 before starting Dist r ict 27-A pl ay on Ja n. 7 b y host ing Holland.