This past week Thomson Middle School played host to the Super-10 Regional Basketball Tournament and once again, the TMS Bulldogs emerged victorious against their region foes.
The tournament opened with the semi-final round in the girls' division. Seeded number one, the TMS Lady Dogs played Putnam County in the other half of the round. Despite their tenacity, the Lady Dogs saw their season end in a heartbreaking 40-20 loss to Putnam County. Ashley Sturgis led the Lady Dogs, scoring 12 points. Renee Crockett, TMS Lady Dogs Head Coach, also emphasized that Jacy Jones demonstrated all-around good play in the tournament. Other members of the TMS Lady Dogs for 2003-4 included: Jessica Spillers, Andrea Culpepper, Zakia Wilson, Destiny Barbour, Crystal Reese, Alexis Jackson, Jautabitha Hordens, Roxie Reese, Brianna Hart, Whitney Johnson, Linda Williams and Laquita Fort. The Lady Dogs ended their season 7-5.
TMS' Roderick Roberts goes up for two.
On Thursday, Thomson, coached by Nick Brinson, matched strength against strength with Hancock County.Led by the strong play of Roderick Roberts, who paced the Bulldogs with 16 points, TMS earned a berth in the championship final with a 49-43 win over Hancock County.
On Saturday, the championship games were held at TMS. In the boys' championship contest, an exciting event ensued.
The TMS Bulldogs, led by Jerrell McNair's nine points and Roderick Roberts' eight, were victorious in a 34-29 battle against Washington County. LaQuinton Fort added six points for the Bulldogs, while Brandon Turman and Nathaniel Jones each scored three. Having already earned bragging rights as the football champions for the region, now the TMS Bulldogs staked their claim to yet another title.