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Bulldogs take down Bears by 9

The Thomson High Lady Bulldogs did it again Monday night.

They knocked off another Region 3-AAA opponent -- the fourth one in the last two weeks. The latest victims -- the Burke County Lady Bears from Waynesboro -- were handed a 62-51 setback in what was Thomson's last home game.

The Lady Bulldogs of second year head coach Michael Williams improved their overall record to 11-13 with the win. Thomson traveled to Milledgeville on Tuesday night to play the Baldwin Lady Braves in their last game of the regular season. Coverage of that game will be included in an article in next week's edition of The McDuffie Mirror .

The games against Burke County and Baldwin were originally scheduled to have been played this past weekend, but because of a winter storm that dumped between three and six inches of snow on the area, the games were postponed.

In the game against Burke County, the Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady Bears in the first and fourth periods. Thomson also connected on 15-of-23 shots at the all-important free-throw line. Burke County, meanwhile, hit only 21-of-41 shots from the free-throw line.

Thomson's Nekia McNair had a career-high 24 points, while senior point guard Natasha Ballard tossed in 18 points. Other players scoring in the game for the Lady Bulldogs included: Asheleigh Burnett, 6, Breanna Chatman, 4, Kierra Brown, 4 and Keonda Bradshaw, 2 points, respectively.

Web posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010

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