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TMS Lady Dogs end season with win

WRENS, Ga. - The Lady Bulldogs of Thomson Middle School won their sixth basketball game of the season last Saturday by handing the Wrens Lady Colts a 34-24 loss.

"I feel ecstatic about our winning season, because the girls have come such a long way from where they were when we first started the season," Head Coach Latrasha Palmer said. "We had a very young and inexperienced team."

Coach Palmer, who just completed her fourth season, said it's her goal to continue trying to build a successful girls' basketball program at Thomson Middle School.

The Lady Bulldogs didn't have any problem establishing a big lead over the Lady Colts during the first half, as they carried a 25-9 lead going into the second half.

Going into the fourth period with just six more minutes left in the game, the Lady Bulldogs held a 15-point advantage, 30-15.

Lakeedra Cooper led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points, while teammate Jada Lawson scored 10 points. Other Thomson players scoring points in the game against Wrens included: Ebony Twitty, 3; Antonesia Reese, 3; Kaylyn Brown, 2, and Tasaundra Boyd, 2, respectively.

A number of other Thomson players contributed to the success of the team this season. They include: Antonia Ballard, Ken-taesha Cartledge, Makia D. Rogers, Ariel Youngblood, Chianyqual Mance, Shaterra Jones, Shequita Johnson, JanQuuisha Berry, Porche Grant and Bryanna Grissom.

Team managers this season were: Jasime Shorty, Janorria Murray, Leslie Hampton and Aliah Ivey.

It marked the second time this season that Thomson had beaten Wrens. In an earlier game, the Lady Bulldogs won 31-20.

Web posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009

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