Lady Dogs clipped in own tourney final by Crawford

No. 13 Crawford prevails in close shootout final

THORNDALE—The Thorndale Lady Dogs fell in the championship game to Class 2A and No. 13 Crawford of the annual Thorndale Shootout.

The Lady Dogs (12- 9) won three straight to reach the title game of the 10-team tournament, only to fall to the Lady Pirates 43-35.

Crawford led by just one at the half, ahead 18-17. But halftime adjustments by the Lady Pirates had them outscore Thorndale 19-7 in the third frame, enough for the winning difference.

Seniors Olivia Atkins, Heather Butterworth and Kristen Butter- worth were named to the all-tournament team for Thorndale.

In the title game, Alix Hoffman led Thorndale with 15 points and Atkins added nine rebounds.

Crawford reached the title game by defeating Caldwell (76- 24), Taylor (76-13), and Lago Vista (66-42).

Salado defeated Lago Vista 49-46 to claim third place at the tournament, while McGregor beat Hyde Park Baptist 46-39 in the consolation game.

The Lady Dogs reached the tourney championship by defeating Salado 52-18 on Friday. Atkins led the way with 17 points, followed by Kristen Butterworth with 10.

Thorndale opened up tourney play on Thursday with a 54-25 routing of Austin Hyde Park Baptist. Cook led the Lady Dogs with 16 points and nine rebounds. Atkins also scored in double figures with 12 points.

The Lady Dogs’ also stomped Austin Travis on Thursday, beating the Lady Rebels 78-29. Four Thorndale players landed in double figures.

Atkins led the team with 20 points, followed by Kristen Butterworth with 13. Butterworth also snagged 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season.

Cook had 12 points and Shelbi Schneider added 10.

Holland also participated in the tournament.

Thorndale will have one more tune up game before starting District 26A play. The Lady Dogs will host Austin St. Dominic Savio on Friday at Bulldog Gym.

The girls will then start league play on Tuesday at Granger.

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