This past weekend was an exceptional one for the Thomson High School Bulldogs as they won a pair of big basketball games.
The first win of the weekend came against the Jefferson County Warriors in a game played near Louisville Friday night. Thomson posted an impressive 81-66 win over the Warriors. The Bulldogs then returned to court action for their home opener against the Greene County Tigers and notched another win Saturday night. The final score was 61-58.
This Friday night Thomson travels to Sparta to take on Hancock Central in a battle of Bulldogs. They will return home Saturday night to play host to the Warren County Screaming Devils.
A story about those games will appear in next week's edition.
"Both our wins against Jefferson County and Greene County was as a result of a collective effort on the part of several of our players," Thomson head coach Michael Thomas said. "We played good pressured defense in both games."
RonKeem Sallywhite led Thomson with 19 points in the win over Jefferson County. He also hit three, 3-pointer baskets.
Sallywhite, a junior, is the team captain this season. He plays point guard and strong guard.
Two other Thomson players also scored in double-figures in the game against Jefferson County. Mikel Paschal had 17 points, and Josh Daniels had 10.
Other Thomson players scoring in that game included: Antonio Coleman, 8; Anthony "Scooter" Moss, 7; Jon Atkins, 7; Dwayne Williams, 4; Biquavious Sturgis, 4; Terrance Bradshaw, 2; and Lavance Yarbrough, 1.
Coach Thomas said he was pleased with his team's play against Greene County.
"I thought we played good defense and rebounded well in the fourth quarter," he said.
"Again, the win was a collective effort on the part of several of our players."