Lady Dogs can’t solve Class 3A Burnet in close road loss

Thorndale playing schedule full of larger schools


Senior Heather Butterworth has wrestled away 27 rebounds in the Lady Dogs’ last five games. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Senior Heather Butterworth has wrestled away 27 rebounds in the Lady Dogs’ last five games. Reporter/Teresa Ging On Tuesday night, the Lady Dogs hit the road to face 3A Burnet, but came up just short losing 40-37.

Burnet led by three at halftime and managed to keep that slim advantage by the end of regulation.

The Lady Dogs—previously ranked No. 14—have now dropped four out of five.

Olivia Atkins led all scorers with 18 points for the Lady Dogs. She also pulled in rebounds.

The Lady Dogs (8-7) went just 1-3 over the weekend at the Buda Hays tournament, but didn’t play anyone smaller than a 4A school during their four games.

“We feel like we got a lot better this weekend. Some weaknesses were exposed. Also, we saw we can play pretty good,” Lady Dogs head coach Bradley Dickerson said. “ The competition was tough and we played hard and hung with them. We still have work to do but I thought we came together.”

The Lady Dogs opened up tourney play on Thursday against 5A San Antonio Madison. It was a tough go of things as the Thorndale fell 42-29. Atkins paced the Lady Dogs with 11 points.

Later that day Thorndale took on 5A San Marcos and managed to squeeze out a 46-43 victo- ry. Tamicka Cook had a huge game with 24 points and nine rebounds. Atkins also had double digit scoring with 14 points.

The Lady Dogs returned on Friday to play 4A Corpus Christi Flower Bluff, but fell 38-30. Cook led the team with nine points and seven rebounds.

On Saturday, Thorndale faced off against 5A New Braunfels, falling short 48-40. Cook led the team with 12 points, with Atkins and Alix Hoffman each adding 10 points.

The Lady Dogs will host Austin LBJ on Friday for a varsity only game at 6 p.m. at Bulldog Gym. They will host new College Station High on Tuesday.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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