Lady Dogs claim playoff berth for 11th consecutive season

Milano eliminated from playoff contention


Lizzie Marr pumps in two points in Thorndale’s runaway vicory over Granger to remain unbeaten in district play. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Lizzie Marr pumps in two points in Thorndale’s runaway vicory over Granger to remain unbeaten in district play. Reporter/Teresa Ging THRALL—No. 24 Throndale Lady Dogs took care of district rival Thrall on the road Tuesday night, clinching a playoff spot for the 11th consecutive season.

The Lady Dogs are on an eight game wining streak with the 58-37 victory.

The Tigerettes tried to keep things interesting, trailing Thorndale just 25-21 at halftime.

Before Tuesday, Thorndale (20- 9, 6-0) had out scored district opponents 372-147.

Thrall and Holland are sitting in the second and third in district standings, respectively.

On Friday night, the Lady Dogs took down Granger 68-12 at Bulldog Gym.

Olivia Atkins led the way with 18 points, followed by 14 from Tamicka Cook and 10 each from Shelbi Schneider and Alix Hoffman.

The Lady Dogs will play their final regular season game at Bulldog Gym on Friday night as they host Holland. They will finish up the district schedule on Tuesday when they travel to Bartlett.

Milano

The Milano Lady Eagles were knocked out of the playoff race with District 25A road losses to Snook and Iola over the week.

Tuesday night, Milano (8-17, 3-5) had no answer for the swiftness of the Lady Bluejays players, as the Lady Eagles fell 41-29. Several of the Snook players were on the school’s 2012 Class A state championship girls track team.

Myka Morehead led Milano with 10 points, followed by Stonie Guthrie and Keely LaGrone with six apiece.

On Friday night, it was a very physical battle, as Iola outlasted Milano 52-44 at Bulldog Gym. Lady Bulldog Hannah Spivey led all scorers with 16 points.

Guthrie led Milano with nine points, followed by Raighley Shaw with eight and Alyssa Brooks with seven.

The Lady Eagles will have their final home game of the season on Friday night as they host Somerville. T hey w ill t hen fi nish o ut the season on the road at Burton on Tuesday.


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