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Weekend Warriors

The Thomson High School Bulldogs split weekend basketball games, as they lost to the Grovetown Warriors and won a non-region game against Jefferson County at home Saturday night.

The Bulldogs of head coach Michael Thomas have an overall record of 11-6.

Thomson was scheduled to have played host to the Richmond Academy Musketeers on Tuesday. The Bulldogs also will play host to Harlem on Friday night and Salem on Saturday night. A story about those games will be included in next week's edition.

In their 65-61 loss to Grovetown on Friday, the Bulldogs were outscored 23-18 in the third quarter, which spelled the difference in the outcome of the game. It marked another sub-region loss for Thomson.

"We're really not playing badly; we're just not able to win close games right now," coach Thomas said.

Thomson's Ronkeem Sallywhite led the Bulldogs' scoring attack with 19 points. He was followed by Antonio Coleman with 15 points.

Other players scoring in the game for Thomson were: Biquavious Sturgis, 6, Josh Daniels, 4, Dwayne Williams, 4, Anthony Moss, 4, Lavance Yarborough, 4, Jonathan Atkins, 3, and Mikel Paschal, 2.

Against the Jefferson County Warriors on Saturday, Thomson won 84-65 in The Bulldogs' House.

Five Thomson players scored in double-digits: Sallywhite with a game-high 24 points, Paschal, 12, Atkins, 10, Josh Daniels, 10, Williams, 10. Also scoring: Moss, 5, Coleman, 4, Teddio Daniels, 3, Ronald Jackson, 2 and Yarborough, 2.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 39-28 lead at halftime and never had to look back against the Warriors, even though Jefferson County fought back hard during the second half.

Web posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011

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