No. 25 Lady Dogs battle Normangee

Thorndale hasn’t played since April 16

Carla Leopold pitched Thorndale into the state playoffs. Carla Leopold pitched Thorndale into the state playoffs. No. 25 Thorndale (14-8, 8-2) will open up its 2013 playoff run against Normangee (9-9, 5-3) in bi-district action on Friday night.

The two teams will face off at 7 p.m. at Bryan’s Rudder High School.

Lady Dogs head coach Lance Betak tried to find his team a warm up game, but could not. His team hasn’t played a game since April 16.

Thorndale has faced Normangee on other time this season. It was during the Lady Dogs’ tournament in early March, where the Lady Panthers bested Thorndale.

“The have a good all around team. They put the ball in play on offense. They are very similar to us, not any glaring weaknesses at any position,” Betak said. “They beat us 7-3 in our tournament. I feel like we have gotten much better since then. We had only been out of basketball for a little over a week.”

Normangee is the third place team in District 25A, behind champion Bremond and second place North Zulch.

The Lady Dogs were second in 26A behind Thrall and just in front of Holland.

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