Perfect: Lady Dogs close out loop schedule without a loss

Thorndale racks up 8th title in nine seasons
BY MARIE BAKKEN
Reporter Staff Writer


Postman Olivia Atkins swats away a shot in the paint against Rogers in the Lady Dogs victory. Atkins also logged 20 points and eight rebounds in their regular season ending win over Lago Vista Tuesday. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Postman Olivia Atkins swats away a shot in the paint against Rogers in the Lady Dogs victory. Atkins also logged 20 points and eight rebounds in their regular season ending win over Lago Vista Tuesday. Reporter/Teresa Ging The No. 6 Thorndale girls basketball team closed out an undefeated district schedule in route to the 27-2A championship with a 54-50 double overtime win at Lago Vista on Tuesday night.

Lago Vista hung with the Lady Dogs (29-2, 14-0) every minute until the final overtime.

“ They finally missed some shots,” Lady Dogs head coach Bradley Dickerson said of how Thorndale was able to beat Lago Vista.

Olivia Atkins had 20 points and eight rebounds to lead the Lady Dogs. Marlene Hall added 17 points.

Alix Hoffman led the team defensively with nine rebounds and three steals.

Jarrell is the second place team, with Rogers going as the third place representative to the post-season.

Lago Vista and Rogers were tied for that final spot until Tuesday night’s loss by Lago Vista.

Dickerson said having that perfect district record is a great accomplishment for the team.

“To be district champs is great, but to be undefeated is quite the achievement,” he said.

“It’s not always pretty but these girls always find a way. That’s a characteristic of winners.”

The Lady Dogs will face the winner of Edna and Houston YES Prep in the area round of the state playoffs late next week.

This is the first league title for the Thorndale girls since 2010.

They were second in league play behind Jarrell last season and exited the playoffs early with a loss to Hempstead in the bi-district round.

The Lady Dogs had claimed seven straight district titles in Class A, before the bump up to 2A in the 2010-11 season.

The Lady Dogs closed out their home schedule on Friday night at Bulldog Gym with a convincing 49-26 win over Rogers.

Senior Katy Bransom led the team with 12 points on the night. Juniors Marlene Hall and Olivia Atkins each scored 10.

Heather Butterworth had 10 rebounds and three steals to lead the team defensively.

The Lady Dogs will host Hays Consolidated in a warm up game on Friday at Bulldog Gym.


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