The Thomson High School Bulldogs earned two big basketball victories last weekend.
They defeated the Baldwin Braves 67-52 in a Milledgeville contest last Friday night, while traveling to near Savannah on Saturday where they edged Richmond Hill 75-71.
"This past weekend's wins put us back in the running for a region title," remarked longtime Thomson Head Coach Michael Thomas. "We can kind of determine our own fate, based on those two big wins."
Right now, his Bulldogs are playing "pretty good basketball" and that couldn't be more pleasing to Coach Thomas. "I just hope it continues."
The Bulldogs, now 4-3 in region play and who were 9-7 overall before playing traveling to Louisville on Tuesday night to take on the Jefferson County Warriors, will be back in action with two more big games this weekend. On Friday night, they will play host to Liberty County, who they lost to earlier this season. Then on Saturday, Thomson hits the road to Sandersville to clash with the Washington County Golden Hawks.
Currently, Liberty and Washington County are tied for first place in the region standings, while Thomson holds onto third place.
"I hope we can change that with a couple of more wins this weekend," Coach Thomas said.
In the game against Baldwin County, the Bulldogs put together a well-balanced scoring attack in all four periods - scoring 16 points in the first and 17 in each of the last three periods.
They were led in scoring by Richard Johnson with 17 points. He was followed by freshman center Jonathan Atkins with 14 points.
Against Richmond Hill, six big free-throws in the fourth period, combined with three field goals from Radney Tutt turned out to be the difference.
Johnson again led the Bulldogs with 12 points. He was followed by Atkins and Tutt with 11 each, along with Marvin Ramsey and Dexter Sneed with 9 points.