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Thomson hoops team suffers pair of losses

It was a tough weekend for the Thomson High Bulldogs basketball team as they suffered a pair of losses -- one of which was to Washington County in a big region game.

The WACO Golden Hawks defeated Thomson 61-49 on Friday in Sandersville, Ga.

"They weren't that much better than we were," Thomson head coach Michael Thomas said.

"We just didn't play good at times."

Thomas was hoping for better results when the Bulldogs played host to the Elbert County Blue Devils on Saturday night, but again, his team wasn't able to pull out a win.

The Bulldogs lost 81-57 after trailing the Blue Devils by a point at halftime, 37-36.

Successful three-point shooting by both teams led to the high scoring in the first half.

The Blue Devils scored three long-range shots in the first half, while the Bulldogs made four. Thomson's Deandre Williams hit on three of them, while Jimmy Jones hit the other three-pointer.

Another Thomson player, Jonathan Atkins, turned in a fine performance in the second period, scoring 10 points.

Thomson, now 5-8 overall, was to have played Hancock Central's Bulldogs on Jan. 12, then will play host to West Laurens of Dublin this Friday night and travel to Waynesboro, Ga., to battle the Burke County Bears on Saturday.

"It's a real big weekend for us," Thomas said. "I'm hoping we can find a way to win both of these games."

Web posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010

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