Lady Dogs end first half on high note
The Lady Dogs (8-11, 2-2) had an open date on Tuesday night.
Thorndale’s Kali Carter busted out for 26 points against Bartlett, hitting six of 10 shots from behind the three-point arc. She added four steals, five deflections, three assists and one rebound on the night.
Shelbi Schneider complimented her with seven points and 10 rebounds. Savannah Garcia added five points, with Gabby Moreno, Madison Kropp, Skyler Sumner and Cheyenne McWilliams all scoring four.
Kamryn Holder, Jordan Schramm and Emily Garza all added two points. Garza also snagged 10 boards and Holder dished off six assists.
Lady Dogs coach Bradley Dickerson is proud of the progress his team has made this season, with no starters off his 2013 regional finalist team back. And he sees where they can still improve against the teams who have beat them in league play.
“We are getting better and played well in the two losses (Holland, Thrall),” Dickerson said. “We had too many turnovers and missed shots. We played right with Holland, but only made 16 percent of our shots where they made 60 percent.”
He added that the team is starting to believe they can win.
“Confidence seems to be getting better and we are understanding our personnel and our roles,” Dickerson said. “I like this team’s attitude and work ethic.”
Thorndale will travel to face Granger on Friday and with a win, could clinch a playoff spot. The Lady Dogs are currently sitting third in the district standings behind Holland and Thrall.
Thrall will visit Bulldog Gym on Tuesday.
The Milano Lady Eagles hosted Calvert on Tuesday night at Geneva Paceley Gym in a break from District 25A action.
The No. 9 Lady Trojans are undefeated on the year at 17-0 with the 77-59 win over the Lady Eagles.
Milano (9-13, 2-2) shot 43.5 percent from the floor and were led by Halle McManess with 15 points.
Emily Overall scored 11 points, nine of them from behind the arc.
Dominique Booker added eight points and Alyssa Brooks scored seven.
Kelly Wadlington and Keely LaGrone scored six points each and Amber O’Gilvie contributed five points.
Booker, Brooks and Wadlington each had five rebounds on the night.
The Lady Eagles picked up its second district win in a row on the road at Burton on Friday night, 48-43.
Milano led 27-19 at the break and held on for the win. They are currently sitting third in league standings.
Booker led Milano with 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals against Burton. Wadlington added 12 points and five steals.
Overall also reached double digits with 10 points and added six boards. Brooks put in nine points and O’Gilvie added a three.
Milano will pick up league play again on Friday night when they host Iola. It will start the second round of district action. The Lady Eagles will then host No. 18 Snook on Tuesday.