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Close, but no win
After 2-point win over Westside, Lady Bulldogs lose by 3 to Harlem

HARLEM --- It's difficult to win all the close games, as the Thomson High School Lady Bulldogs discovered in their heartbreaking 35-32 loss to the Harlem Lady Bulldogs in basketball action Saturday afternoon.

The night before, Thomson managed to pull out a 33-31 victory over the visiting Westside High Lady Patriots of Augusta at the Thomson gym.

Thomson head coach Michael Williams was pleased with his team's win over Westside.

"It's just being in tense games a lot this season. We were patient on offense and made them shoot jump shots."

Thomson got back to basketball play Tuesday night, as they played host to the T.W. Josey Lady Eagles of Augusta.

They will travel to Grovetown on Friday to take on the Lady Warriors before returning home Saturday as they play host to Jefferson County in a nonregion game.

Coverage will appear in next week's edition.

Against Harlem, the Thomson girls appeared to have given everything they had but poor shooting at the free-throw line and missed shots from the field proved to be their downfall.

From the free-throw line, the Lady Bulldogs made only 8 of 18 shots.

All season long, shooting free-throws has been a problem for Thomson.

Coach Williams said he planned to address that problem during practices this week.

"We've got to hit free-throws," coach Williams said during a recent loss to Richmond Academy in Augusta.

"That's just something we've got to continue to work on and to get better at."

Thomson's Brittany Reid led the Lady Bulldogs against Harlem with 11 points.

Other Thomson players scoring points in that game included: Jadah Lawson, 7, Nekia McNair, 5, KeOndra Bradshaw, 4, Sharlette Farmer, 3, and Ashleigh Burnett, 2.

Against Westside, McNair led the Thomson scoring assault with 9 points. She was followed by Lawson with 8, Reid, 6, Burnett, 4, Brittany Howard, 3, and Farmer, 1.

Web posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011

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