No. 7 Lady Dogs receive a scare from Jarrell in OT

Next step is clinching another playoff spot
Reporter Staff Writer

Marlene Hall spreads her wings to snare an errant Jarrell pass. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Marlene Hall spreads her wings to snare an errant Jarrell pass. Reporter/Teresa Ging The No. 7 Thorndale Lady Dogs (25-2, 10- 0) could clinch a playoff spot next week if they continue their winning ways, as they took down two more District 27-2A opponents over the last seven days.

At Florence on Tuesday night the Lady Dogs stretched their winning streak to seven with a 49-13 stomping of the Lady Buffs.

Thorndale came out flat, scoring just four points in the first quarter, but opened things up and led 17-5 at the break.

Alix Hoffman led the team with 14 points and nine rebounds. Olivia Atkins followed with nine points and nine rebounds on the night.

On the road Friday, the Lady Dogs sneaked away with a 58-52 overtime win at Jarrell. The last time these two teams met on Dec. 16 in Thorndale, the Lady Dogs barely snagged a 46-43 victory over the Lady Cougars.

Long time Lady Dogs head coach Bradley Dickerson said his team’s defense and free throw shooting was key in that overtime period.

“We were eight of 11 from the free throw line (in overtime),” Dickerson said. “We held their guards to no points in OT. We would limit (Jarrell) to one shot and we would get the rebound.”

A lix Hof fman was the top scorer with 18 points for Thorndale and added four steals. Olivia

Atkins had 14 points and 11 boards. Marlene Hall added 11 points and seven assists.

The Lady Dogs will host Milam County rival Cameron on Friday night at Bulldog Gym, then travel to face Academy on Tuesday.

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