Yoemen strangle Dawgs
Fresh off a poor shooting performance last Friday against state ranked Jarrell, the Bulldogs continued their trend of flopping on Friday as they were trampled by Cameron 64-40 at Yoe Gym.
Thorndale rebounded in a big way Tuesday night at Bulldog Gym by handing Academy just its second District 27-2A loss 58-55.
Thorndale improved to 18- 6 overall and sit in third place in loop play at 7-3.
The Bulldogs had handled the Yoemen 69-52 in the first round of league play, but it was all Cameron this time around.
The Yoemen (8-5, 5-4) jumped out early and continued to construct a large lead and at one point led by 26 points.
While Cameron shot over 50 percent for ther evening, Thorndale struggled to 25 percent and had 18 turnovers in the second half.
Zach Brashear used a variety of shots to supply 22 points for the Yoemen, three above his average.
The Bulldogs’ leading scorer Isaac Leyendecker was limited to five points, 10 under his average. He did not score in the second half.
Josh Ware and Dillon Irwin led Thorndale with nine points apiece.
After building a lead through three quarters, the Bulldogs had to stave off a late surge that saw the Bees (8-2) outscore Thorndale 21-12 in the final period and pull to within three.
Irwin led the way with 15 points, while Landon Falke chipped in 12 and Paxton Jordan 10.
Academy had defeated Thorndale 52-42 during the first round of district action.
No. 15 Jarrell remained unbeaten in district at 10-0 with a convincing 58-37 victory over Lexington to move to 26-4 overall.
THORNDALE SEASON STATS
Scoring— Leyendecker 15.4, Irwin
8.0, Jordan 8.1, Ware 8.1, Thomas
6.6, Schneider 6.3, Mason 5.9,
Rebounds—Ware 6.1, Jordan 4.8
Assists—Leyendeck. 2.0, Falke 2.0
3PTS—Leyendecker 35, Jordan 10
Steals—Leyendecker 60, Ware 58