Lady Bulldogs sprint out of the gate with three wins
Thorndale (16-9, 3-0) led just 28-21 at the half.
Olivia Atkins scored 17 points and snagged six rebounds in the win.
Thorndale survived a scare from rival Thrall on Friday night at Bulldog Gym, squeaking out a 44-39 win over the Tigerettes.
The Lady Dogs led by just four at the end of the first quarter and Thrall hung around and cut that to two by the half. Thrall (8-12, 0-2) trailed just 17-15 at the break.
Thorndale extended that to six by the end of the third and were able to hang on to the win, despite being out scored in the final quarter (10-9).
Olivia Atkins and Tamicka Cook each scored 14 to lead Thorndale. Atkins added 12 rebounds, while Cook snagged eight boards.
The Lady Dogs wi ll host Bartlett on Friday to finish the firstroundofdistrictplay. On Tuesday, Thorndale will host St. Andrew’s in non-league action.
The Milano Lady Eagles are fighting a three game losing streak after falling on the road to Somerville 53-36 on Tuesday night. The team is 1-3 in District 25A play and 6-15 on the season.
Raighley Shaw led Milano with 11 points in the loss..
On Friday night, the Lady Eagles fell to Snook 48-23 at Gevena Paceley Gym.
The visiting Lady Bluejays were too quick on fast breaks for the Lady Eagles to challenge them in a 48-23 victory Friday at Geneva Pacely Gym.
The Snook girls (12-11, 3-0) made it to the state basketball tourney in 2012, losing to eventual champion Sudan in the state semifinals.
Snook’s Miya Hoskins led all scorers with 17, followed by Chastity Howard with 13.
For the Lady Eagles (6-15, 1-3) , Kelly Wadlington had eight points and five steals to lead Milano, with Stonie Guthrie adding five points and seven rebounds.
Milano will host Burton on Friday and then start the second round of league play on Tuesday when they host Mumford.