Lady Dogs sitting pretty after first round of district play

Thorndale second to ranked Jarrell


Thorndale’s Marlene Hall (left) battles for a ball in the Lady Dogs’ road win over Lago Vista Friday. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Thorndale’s Marlene Hall (left) battles for a ball in the Lady Dogs’ road win over Lago Vista Friday. Reporter/Teresa Ging The Thorndale Lady Dogs have dropped out of the most recent Texas Basketball Coaches Association poll’s top 25, but they are still sitting in second place in the District 27-2A standings after the first round of league play.

Thorndale (18-7, 6-2) is behind leader Jarrell and tied with Rogers for second place. Only the top three teams advance to the postseason.

On Tuesday night, the Lady Dogs opened up the second goaround of loop action by hosting Lexington and beating the Lady Eagles 40-32.

Thorndale took a 25-14 lead into the break.

Marlene Hall and Margie Llana led the team with eight points each.

Thorndale finished up the first round of 27-2A play on Friday on the road at Lago Vista, coming back with a 35-30 victory.

The Lady Dogs were down 19-17 at the half but come out to build a three point lead at the end of the third.

Katy Bransom led the team with nine points. Olivia Atkins and Margie Llana each had 11 rebound to lead the team on defense.

Thorndale will pick up action again as they host Jarrell on Friday, Jan. 21 and then host last place Florence on Tuesday, Jan. 25.


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