SPARTA, Ga. - It wasn't the way they wanted to end their season, but the ride to the Super 10 basketball playoffs was a good experience for the Lady Bulldogs of Thomson Middle School, believes their coach.
"Even though we were eliminated in the first-round of the playoffs, we still had a very successful season," said Thomson Middle Head Coach Latrasha Palmer. "I'm very proud of each of our players and the contributions they made to our team this season."
Coach Palmer added that she was pleased that her team turned in a winning season.
"Our players really worked hard all season and I think we can build on that success for next season," explained Coach Palmer.
The Lady Bulldogs were defeated 57-27 by the Washington County Middle Lady Golden Hawks in the semi-final round of this year's playoffs hosted at Hancock Central Middle School in Sparta last Wednesday.
Thomson's Lakeydra Cooper led the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points. She was followed by teammates Jada Lawson and Porsha Grant with 6 points each.
The Lady Golden Hawks, the defending Super 10 champions, jumped out to 21-5 lead after the first six minutes of the game. By halftime and playing stingy defensively, Washington County had managed to build up a 38-16 lead.
By the end of the third period, the Lady Hawks held a commanding lead of 52-21.
During the fourth period of the game, Thomson managed to outscore WACO 6-5, as a host of substitutes played most of that time for the victors.
Thomson ended their season with an overall record of 6-5.