WARRENTON, Ga. -- The Lady Bulldogs of Thomson High School stormed into the Warren County High gym with an undefeated record in basketball last Friday night.
They didn't return home that way. The reason: a 52-40 loss at the hands of the Warren County Lady Screaming Devils.
For Warren County, it was sweet revenge for a loss to Thomson the weekend before.
The latest game between the teams belonged to the Lady Screaming Devils of first year head coach George Lee from the outset.
One reason for the Thomson loss was missed scoring opportunities.
While the Lady Bulldogs missed more than 25 baskets during the game, the Lady Screaming Devils took advantage by hitting baskets -- especially in the second half.
Another factor was Warren County's Candice Warthen, who scored 29 points to reach the 2,000-point plateau in her four-year prep career. Her career scoring tally stood at 2,005 points at the end of the Thomson game.
Aside from Warthen's 29 points, other teammates scoring for Warren County in the game against Thomson included: Takesia Harris, 14, Tyresia Johnson, 3, Tanisha Harris, 3, Tomeka Harris, 2 and Lakerria Williams, 1.
Thomson, meanwhile, was led by Nekia McNair with 10 points. Other Thomson players scoring included: Natasha Ballard, 7, Breana Chatman, 7, Asheleigh Burnett, 4, Shanequa Hudson, 4, Kierra Brown, 3, Brittany Reid, 2 and KiKi Tanksley, 2.
Warren County was scheduled to have played Twiggs County last Saturday night, while Thomson was to have traveled to Elberton to take on Elbert County. Results of those games were not immediately available. They will be included in a story appearing in next week's sports section.